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Calcipotriene Dosage

In general, a dose of calcipotriene involves applying an appropriate amount of medication to the affected area and gently rubbing it into the skin. Be careful that it does not get into your eyes, and wash your hands thoroughly after applying calcipotriene (unless that is the area being treated). This medicine can be applied to the scalp, but should never be used on the face.

An Introduction to Dosing With Calcipotriene

There is only one standard dosage for calcipotriene (Dovonex®, Sorilux®), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Calcipotriene Dosage for Plaque Psoriasis

The foam, cream, and solution (liquid) forms of calcipotriene are applied to the affected areas twice daily. The ointment form is used once or twice daily. The solution form is typically used on the scalp. Rub the product in gently and completely. Use only a small amount, and apply it only on the lesions.
 

General Information on Your Dose of Calcipotriene

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with calcipotriene include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied once or twice daily to the affected areas.
     
  • Make sure to keep calcipotriene away from the eyes, especially when using the liquid form, which can drip.
     
  • Calcipotriene should not be applied to the face.
     
  • Wash your hands after applying this product, unless you are treating your hands.
     
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on areas of the body where calcipotriene has been applied.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or calcipotriene dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

Calcipotriene Drug Information

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