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Dovonex Ointment 30g

Dovonex Ointment

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Dovonex (Calcipotriol) Ointment for Psoriasis

Dovonex ointment is a prescription-only vitamin D treatment used to reduce the dry, scaly patches of dead skin caused by psoriasis. It is one of the most popular and effective treatments prescribed by GPs to treat psoriasis plaques.

If you are over 18 years old and suffering from psoriasis why not purchase your prescription online at The Independent Pharmacy. Start your online consultation today and get Dovonex delivered directly to your door. 

Dovonex Ointment Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Dovonex?

Dovonex ointment contains the active substance calcipotriol, which is a form of vitamin D used to treat plaque psoriasis. Dovonex does not contain corticosteroids.

Psoriasis is caused by the overproduction of skin cells which causes dry, scaly patches of skin to develop. These can become irritated, inflamed and itchy.

When Dovonex is applied to the affected patches of skin it quickly reduces the redness and smooths the dry irritated areas. Most people will notice a significant improvement within 2 weeks.

Dovonex comes in 30g and 60g tubes and is manufactured by Leo Pharma.

 

What is Dovonex used for?

Dovonex is an ointment that is used to treat plaque psoriasis on the body. Dovonex should not be used to treat psoriasis on the face, including the scalp. If you need treatment for psoriasis on your scalp Dovobet Gel or Elocon Scalp Lotion may be more suitable. 

 

How does Dovonex work?

Dovonex contains the active ingredient calcipotriol, which works to reduce the scaly, dry skin of psoriasis by slowing this overproduction of skin cells. Calcipotriol is comparable to vitamin D, which is a vitamin that is essential for healthy skin.

 

Dovonex alternatives

Dovonex is currently the only vitamin D treatment we have available at The Independent Pharmacy. We also sell Dovobet which is a psoriasis treatment that contains both vitamin D and a steroid called betamethasone. 

If you are unsure about what is the best treatment for you, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Dovonex dosage

Dovonex should only be applied to the affected areas of skin but do not apply to areas on the face or scalp. 

You should use it as directed by a doctor or pharmacist applying once or twice a day to the patches of plaque psoriasis. You may not see a noticeable improvement for 2 weeks. If you do not see improvement by 8 weeks speak to a doctor for advice. 

Whilst using Dovonex you should try and keep your skin well moisturised. Wait until the moisturiser is well absorbed before applying your ointment.

Wash your hands before and after use. You can apply Dovonex directly to the affected areas or apply to your fingertip first. Apply a thick layer of ointment and rub it in gently. 

Please take the time to read and familiarise yourself with the information included in the Patient Information Leaflet. 

Dovonex side effects

Some people may experience side effects when using Dovonex ointment but these are usually mild. If they do not improve or you are concerned you should speak to a doctor for advice. 

The most common side effects include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Worsening of psoriasis
  • Itching
  • Pain at application sites

In the rare circumstance that you experience more severe side effects such as; increased thirst, decreased appetite or pain in your muscles or stomach or you experience an allergic reaction. You need to either call 999 or seek immediate medical attention from your nearest emergency department. 

Please take the time to read and familiarise yourself with the information included in the Patient Information Leaflet.

Dovonex ingredients

The active substance in Dovonex: calcipotriol 50 micrograms per 1 gram. 

The inactive ingredients in Dovonex: disodium edetate, disodium phosphate dihydrate, all-rac-α-tocopherol, liquid paraffin, macrogol (2) stearyl ether, propylene glycol and white soft paraffin.

Dovonex warnings

You should ensure you have read all the information in the Patient Information Leaflet before using Dovonex ointment. 

  • Do not use Dovonex if you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are having ultraviolet (UV) light treatment for a skin condition or have guttate, erythrodermic, exfoliative or pustular psoriasis speak to a doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Dovonex. 
  • Dovonex can increase the levels of calcium in your blood and do not exceed the recommended dose. 
  • If you are taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication you should tell a doctor or pharmacist before using Dovonex. 
  • Dovonex contains soft paraffin, which is flammable. Do not smoke or get too close to flames while using this ointment. 

Dovonex & Pregnancy

Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Dovonex if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are advised to use Dovonex while breastfeeding you should not apply this product to your breasts.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Psoriasis?

Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

Dovonex Ointment Reviews

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 20-01-2021

Last modified on: 20-01-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Steve Stoddart

BPharm IP

Reviewed on: 20-01-2021

Next review date: 20-01-2023


Steve is an expert clinical pharmacist that has recently added prescribing to his repertoire.


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