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Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dovonex for use in adults with plaque psoriasis, the medication is not approved for children. It comes in three different forms and is a topical product, which means it is applied to the skin. On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend Dovonex for vitiligo; however, this is an off-label use.
An Overview of Uses for DovonexDovonex® (calcipotriene) is a prescription medication licensed to treat psoriasis. The cream and ointment forms are approved to treat plaque psoriasis, and the liquid form is approved to treat chronic, moderately severe psoriasis of the scalp. Dovonex should not be used on the face.
- Medicines applied to the skin (topical treatment)
- Light treatments (phototherapy)
- Psoriasis medication, whether by mouth or injection, that treats the whole immune system (called systemic therapy).