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Is Dovonex a steroid cream?

Dovonex (calcipotriene) is a topical cream containing calcipotriene monohydrate, a synthetic vitamin D derivative. It is sometimes combined with betamethasone dipropionate, a topical steroid, to treat plaque psoriasis (also known as psoriasis vulgaris).

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Similarly, you may ask, is Calcipotriol a steroid?

Calcipotriol works by slowing this overproduction of skin cells which eases the inflamed, scaly areas. It is similar to vitamin D, which is a vitamin essential for healthy skin. Sometimes calcipotriol is used in combination with a steroid medicine called betamethasone (as in a brand called Dovobet®).

Also, is Dovonex over the counter? Patients with psoriasis will be able to buy Dovonex (calcipotriol) ointment over the counter from pharmacies, following the MHRA's approval of a pharmacy version of the product.

Considering this, what is Dovonex cream used for?

Dovonex (calcipotriene) is a man-made form of vitamin D. It is involved in the growth and development of skin cells. Dovonex is used to treat plaque psoriasis (psoriasis with scaly patches). Dovonex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Is vectical a steroid?

While Vectical is the only topical calcitriol product in the U.S., two other products, Dovonex and Taclonex, contain a vitamin D derivative called calcipotriene. Taclonex combines calcipotriene with a steroid. Vectical is made by Galderma Laboratories, a joint venture of Nestle and L'Oreal.

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