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Calcipotriol cream discontinued

The manufacturer of calcipotriol cream (Dovonex®) has advised that this product has been discontinued for economic reasons.

The Psoriasis Association note that there are no safety or quality concerns. Current supplies of the cream can continue to be dispensed and used.

Calcipotriol ointment remains available, both as a generic product and as Dovonex. This may be a suitable alternative after consideration of patient acceptability of a greasier product.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this product discontinuation and make arrangements to switch patients to suitable alternatives.

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101 Comments to “Calcipotriol cream discontinued”

  1. Hi, I live in New Zealand like everyone in the UK we find ourselves in the same place no davionex cream. Only oniment in place of it which is not really good option for the sufferers. It's always about dollars & cents. I will have to see my doctor to see where we go from here, I can't afford private health care. We do have daviobet gel; not as greasy it's not too bad but very small bottles which is more doctor visits for more. Also, we have coco scalp which is great for the scalp if I can help with any information please contact me. Thanks, Sue

    Comment by Susan — November 8, 2016 #

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