Calcipotriene topical User Reviews & Ratings
Brand names: Dovonex, Calcitrene, Sorilux, Calsodore, Kalosar
Calcipotriene topical has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 39 reviews on Drugs.com. 61% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 30% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for Calcipotriene topical
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- March 9, 2013
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "Had psoriasis all over my hands, feet and scalp 13 years ago and had tried everything for it, but it only got worse. I used this for a short time and it cleared up my hands and feet quickly. My scalp cleared up by using Neutrogena medicated shampoos. None of it has come back since. I only know that it was this medication that cleared it up because I recently came across a couple of unused sample tubes that my dermatologist had given me and recognized this as what had worked to get rid of my psoriasis. (about the 6th thing she had tried on me)."
- June 29, 2017
For Psoriasis "I have been using this for a scalp condition called Lichen planopilaris somewhat related to psoriasis, however it affects the hair follicles on the scalp. After a week of use I noticed significant improvement in itching and scaling. It is going on 6 weeks now, and I continue to see slow but steady progress. What I really want to emphasize here is that I found out the hard way that this product is extremely toxic to cats. Even a small amount can be deadly. My cat drinks in the shower bottom after I shower this off each morning, and he became very ill. After costly vet bills, we were able to save him. Please be very careful with this around your pets."
- February 13, 2010
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I used it in the early days of my psoriasis and it worked wonders. I use it now because I've tried so many natural & Rx meds that did worse for me. It has cleared my plaque psoriasis totally and a trick I learned from my Dr. is put some water on the skin and it will spread more easily and you'll use less of the cream. It doesn't take much to work. Make sure if your taking supplements that you get off them. Especially vitamin D3. You will notice deep dark scares from the plaques, but they will eventually fade over time. I'll put up with the bruised look rather than the silvery, scales. Also, you can use a foundation make up (yes I am a guy) to cover them up. I got that secret from my wife. Everything is fine and cleared up."
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- Can Enstilar be used on the scalp?
- Is Enstilar Foam used to treat plaque psoriasis?
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- May 2, 2016
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I have pretty bad psoriaisis all over my body since I was 5. I am in my 40's now. This stuff was amzing. It cleared up all my patches within a week and it took quite a while for them to start coming back after I stopped using it. Sadly, now I am out and unfortunately, you need a prescrip for this."
- September 28, 2008
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I had severe psoriasis on my whole scalp for many years. I tried many topicals over the years, nothing helped. Then I had a severe out break of redness on my upper body one year and the Dermatologist gave me a topical that healed it. After that he gave me Dovonex scalp solution and a prescription Tar Shampoo to use on my scalp. That night I used the tar shampoo and Dovonex and saw improvement. It was gone in less than 2 weeks. My psoriasis is gone, it's been 5 years. I highly recommend these 2 medicines."
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- July 23, 2016
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I must be in the 10% who react to Dovonex. I have mild plaque psoriasis on my scalp and this cream made it so much worse! After one week of usage, my whole scalp was inflamed and scaly, as well as a nice ring around my face. Even my ears! The literature says this will happen in 10% of cases. Lucky me. I discontinued immediately."
- September 18, 2011
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I'v used Dovonex for about 20 years, I LOVE IT! It has never made the Psoriasis go completely away. It did come close though. Maybe if I could afford to use it as prescribed it would , but @ $238.00 a tube the cheapest around my area; I just can't afford it. I stretch a tube till it's just keeping the take over at bay instead of driving it away! Dovonex truly works wonders."
- Taken for less than 1 month
- July 28, 2020
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "My doctor recommended this Dovonex cream for my psoriasis. It immediately burned and soon I was itching more. Areas of redness tripled in size. I continued for a week thinking this might be a healing response because sores peeled. I should have stopped immediately, because it made my psoriasis much worse and spread the areas affected. Had to use cortisone to bring down the inflammation. It was an expensive, painful experiment costing over $200. Afterward, have been using Protopic successfully. Would rate it -1 if I could, since it made the skin worse."
- Taken for less than 1 month
- January 12, 2018
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I think Donovex is fantastic! I had psoriasis on my elbow/ fore arm area... and it was getting worse. I was then prescribed the Donoxex cream and it was completely gone within a couple of weeks. I never had to finish the tube. In fact, I would recommend not continuing the cream after it clears so that you don't build up an intolerance to it. But I highly recommend taking a high quality D3 supplement. I know women that take 5,000-10,000 mg a day. We have become extremely deficient in D3 and many illnesses and diseases are a result of the deficiency."
- Taken for less than 1 month
- March 14, 2015
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Plaque Psoriasis "Had psoriasis on elbows and a touch on scalp. Within 1/3-1/2 of tube twice a day application and cleared up. Applied before bed and in morning. Used either old cotton sock or "tub dressing" Its Been 8 months and no re-appearance of psoriasis."
- October 6, 2009
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "This medication actually made my psoriasis worse. It made my skin itch and I recommend that you talk to your doctor and see if this medication is truly right for you. I have heard that it worked wonders for a lot of people. It just didn't work for me."
- Taken for 6 months to 1 year
- November 12, 2020
For Psoriasis "I have been using calcipotriene for just shy of a year and I have moderate plaque psoriasis. I use this daily and it works to clear my plaques. It will get worst before it gets better. Does not prevent but cures symptoms."
- January 17, 2017
For Psoriasis "I have had psoriasis for a year and was very inflamed & painful. After seeing my GP I was given this medication for it to use twice a day for a week. Tomorrow is the end of that week & honestly the wounds have all healed, redness has gone down completely in most areas others are just a little pink now. This is such a brilliant medication! My only complaint is that it did burn a little when I applied it, however this may be due to the wounds."
- April 27, 2020
For Psoriasis "Well I just started using calcipotriene but the reason I’m writing this review is I see a lot people say that it is expensive and that you have to get a prescription but I went across the border to Mexico "
- Taken for 10 years or more
- February 7, 2023
For Psoriasis "I’ve noticed little improvement in my psoriasis condition with Calcipotriene alone but, when I use it in combination with Clobetasol or Triamcinolone (steroid creams) then my psoriasis improves significantly. I’ve been using a combination of Calcipotriene and Clobetasol for 15-20 years now and it is the only prescription combination that will work for me (I’ve had psoriasis for 35 years now). I have found eating a healthy diet that avoids foods that cause inflammation has been beneficial for my psoriasis too. check out https://www.medicine.com/health/reduce-inflammation-anti-inflammatory-diet for some tips."
- Taken for 2 to 5 years
- December 21, 2020
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "On the 8th December it was announced that the evidence for vitamin D as a preventative measure against covid 19 is stacking up. Vitamin D synthesis gives rise to calcium for our bones however, an overdose of vitamin D can be catastrophic for our bodies. I suffer from severe psoriasis and the only treatment that works is 360g of Dovonex (Synthetic vitamin D) per fortnight. My doctor will now only prescribe me 240g of Dovonex per fortnight stating new health warnings. I have been putting 180g of Dovonex on my skin each week for nearly 5 years and I have not had one side effect. Everyone's body reacts differently the Doctor and Leo (Dovonex company) keep telling me. Well if this is true, should it not be the doctor deciding on how much Dovonex I should be prescribed? My psoriasis is now on a downward spiral to hospital. Thanx:-("
- Taken for 5 to 10 years
- December 29, 2020
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "This is preposterous. Dovonex is the best thing since sliced bread. My usual prescription is 200g of Dovonex per week with no symptoms in nearly 10 years. Dovonex is the only treatment that works for my skin. Now my prescription has been reduced to 100g per week due to new health warnings, my psoriasis is starting to split open. I should be going to the hospital for regular redressing. Hello, Covid-19. My only choice now is to try to heal my psoriasis by consuming lot's of vitamin D supplements. The only problem is that consuming too much vitamin D can lead to a calcium imbalance. Thank you LEO for putting me at high risk of a calcium imbalance."
- January 30, 2018
For Plaque Psoriasis "So far, I just received this medicine last Monday, so it’s been a week. It’s definitely thinner and not dark red and scaly. I must say it’s working great and I’m hoping it just continues to get better and finally clear. Right now it’s on my arms and lower back and little spots on my legs. So let’s hope that In a month it goes away and not come back! Praying !"
- January 1, 2021
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "Dovonex is the only treatment that works for psoriasis and it works perfect. But now that I am being given less than usual because of these silly new health warnings, it is time for me to change to vitamin D3 supplements. The only thing is that I have to take a lot of them to work for psoriasis."
- April 24, 2018
For Plaque Psoriasis "My daughter is currently using dovonox and is a week into it. My doctor said to use for two months. It's going pink and less scaly , can anyone tell me what's the next healing method , will the plaque psoriasis get smaller."
- Taken for 1 to 6 months
- August 7, 2021
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "This products works well with effective results. Unlike creams or ointments which are difficult to apply to the scalp within the hair and leave the hair greasy, this product seen ms to evaporate leaving the har dry with no stickiness"
- February 26, 2008
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "I had Psoriasis on my elbows and i was prescribed daivonex it does the job as in, it gets rid of it, but as soon as I stop using it the Psoriasis returns. To be expected I think. It works in short."
- April 28, 2011
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "It cleared up my psoriasis completely. The only drawback is that I built up a tolerance to it and it became ineffective after about 3 or 4 years of use."
- August 25, 2011
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "It's the only non-steroid medicine I've found that actually works."
- Taken for 2 to 5 years
- June 29, 2017
Dovonex (calcipotriene) for Psoriasis "Have been using this for 2 years. It does work to control the areas but only while using it. When I stop the spots come back as normal. Thankfully it does temporarily work"
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