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CALCIPOTRIENE SCALP SOLUTION - TOPICAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Dovonex
What you should know about Calcipotriene
This medication is used to treat long-term psoriasis of the scalp. Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D that works by slowing down the growth of skin cells.
How to use Calcipotriene
Potential side effects
Tell your medical provider right away if you experience any serious side effects, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Precautions to be aware of
What to do in the event of an overdose
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and is experiencing serious symptoms—such as passing out or trouble breathing—call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
What to do if you miss a dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
How to store this medication
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