User Reviews for Dovonex
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|Plaque Psoriasis||1 review||25 medications|
|Psoriasis||15 reviews||299 medications|
|Summary of Dovonex reviews||7.4||16 reviews|
Reviews for Dovonex
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."
IMHO (taken for less than 1 month) January 12, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
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"
sumgnuguy (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 29, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Lucky 10% July 23, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Monkey Patches May 2, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
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."
BOBBY C. (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2015
11 users found this comment helpful.
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)."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2013
39 users found this comment helpful.
For Psoriasis "Not very strong and didn't really work for me"
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2012
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Psoriasis "It works. Easy to apply with gloves."
Anonymous October 15, 2011
12 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Carolinablazer September 18, 2011
21 users found this comment helpful.
For Psoriasis "It's the only non-steroid medicine I've found that actually works."
Anonymous August 25, 2011
24 users found this comment helpful.
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."
TraceyFree April 28, 2011
28 users found this comment helpful.
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."
mdc76082 February 13, 2010
36 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous October 6, 2009
27 users found this comment helpful.
For Psoriasis "I have used Dovonex for 2 years for psoriasis. Can't really tell if it works or not. I may be worse if I don't use it."
Anonymous May 31, 2009
13 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Loved it !!!! September 28, 2008
33 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Anonymous February 26, 2008
58 users found this comment helpful.
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