Dovonex Cream (Calcipotriol)

Also Known as Psorcutan Cream, Daivonex Cream

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Dovonex is a skin cream that can be used to treat plaque psoriasis. This type of medication is usually prescribed by dermatologists who are specialized in treating skin conditions.

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition that is caused for a variety of reasons. It can be triggered by environmental factors, genetic factors, or both. It may get better with time, and then a person may have flare-ups later in life.

Common symptoms of plaque psoriasis include red and silvery scaly patches of skin on different parts of the body. It happens most commonly on the scalp, the trunk, and the arms and legs. The patches may be red and sensitive.


Take Dovonex exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It should not be applied at the same time as other skin medications, creams, or lotions.


The active ingredient in Dovonex is calcipotriene.

The inactive ingredients are cetearyl alcohol, ceteth-20, diazolidinyl urea, dichlorobenzyl alcohol, dibasic sodium phosphate, edetate disodium, dl-alpha tocopherol, glycerin, mineral oil, petrolatum, and water.


Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medications you are taking before using Dovonex, particularly other medications for the skin. Come drug interactions can include:

  • Calcium salts
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Digoxin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Lactic acid
  • Multivitamins
  • Salicylic acid
  • Sucralfate
  • Thiazide
  • Topical hydrocortisone
  • Vitamin D analogs


Use caution in older adults and patients under 18.

Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen after starting Dovonex.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects of this cream are:

  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Application site pain
  • Application site reaction
  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Desquamation
  • Erythema of skin
  • Exacerbation of psoriasis
  • Folliculitis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Pruritus 
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin atrophy
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Stinging of the skin
  • Tingling of skin
  • Xeroderma


  1. Dovonex [package insert]. Dublin, Ireland: LEO Laboratories; 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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