Manufacturer: CSL manufactures Daivonex.
The uses of Daivonex include:
DAIVONEX is an anti-psoriasis medicine. DAIVONEX contains calcipotriol (related to Vitamin D). DAIVONEX does not contain steroids.
DAIVONEX is used only on skin affected by psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which skin cells are overactive. The calcipotriol in DAIVONEX treats the overactive skin cells.
DAIVONEX is used in the commonest type of psoriasis, where "plaques" form in the skin. Plaques are raised, rough, reddened areas covered with fine, dry silvery scales. Plaques are usually a centimetre or two across.
DAIVONEX preparations are available as ointment, cream and scalp solution.
DAIVONEX preparations are available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
This medicine is not addictive.
Do not use DAIVONEX if you have an allergy to:
#any medicine containing calcipotriol
#any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet (see Product description).
#Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or "hives" on the skin.
Do not use DAIVONEX for severe widespread psoriasis, or the types of psoriasis known as guttate, generalised pustular or erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis. Your doctor will identify these conditions for you.
Do not use DAIVONEX if you
#have high blood calcium levels.
#are taking calcium, vitamin D supplements or vitamin D-like medicines, for example calcitriol.
Do not use DAIVONEX
#after the expiry date printed on the pack OR
#if the packaging is torn, doesn't look quite right or shows signs of tampering.
#If the DAIVONEX packaging is damaged or it is past the expiry date, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Do not breast-feed if you are using DAIVONEX on your breasts.
If you are not sure whether you should start using DAIVONEX, talk to your doctor.
When you must not use DAIVONEX Cream or Scalp Solution
Do not use DAIVONEX cream or scalp solution in children.
Safety and effectiveness of these forms of DAIVONEX in children have not been established.
DAIVONEX ointment may be used in children (see How to use DAIVONEX).
Do not use DAIVONEX cream or scalp solution if you are having other treatments for psoriasis.
DAIVONEX ointment may be used with some other treatments for psoriasis. Talk to your doctor to find out if this applies to you.