What is Daivonex (Calcipotriol) used for?
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) is a topical steroid prescribed to treat patients suffering from plaque psoriasis. The medication prevents inflammation of the skin to reduce swelling, redness, or irritation. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Daivonex (Calcipotriol)?
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) is normally prescribed to be applied one to three times each day, but your individual directions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine thoroughly rinse and dry the affected area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess cream to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent further health complications from occurring. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Daivonex (Calcipotriol)?
Some patients using Daivonex (Calcipotriol) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop applying the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying side effects such as unusual weight gain, mood changes, irregular heartbeats, blurry vision, severe fatigue, insomnia, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to calcipotriol, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, calcium metabolism disorders, severe liver disease, or severe kidney disease. Also inform your doctor if you have generalised pustular or exfoliative psoriasis as these conditions may require special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Daivonex (Calcipotriol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.