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Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005%, is indicated for the topical treatment of chronic, moderately severe psoriasis of the scalp. The safety and effectiveness of topical calcipotriene in dermatoses other than psoriasis have not been established.
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Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005% is a colorless topical solution containing calcipotriene monohydrate, a synthetic vitamin D3 derivative, for topical dermatologic use.
Chemically, calcipotriene monohydrate is (5Z,7E,22E,24S)-24-cyclopropyl-9,10-secochola-5,7,10(19),22-tetraene-1α,3β,24-triol monohydrate, with the empirical formula C27H40O3•H2O, a molecular weight of 430.6, and the following structural formula:
Calcipotriene monohydrate is a white or off-white crystalline substance. Dovonex® Scalp Solution contains calcipotriene monohydrate equivalent to 50 μg/g anhydrous calcipotriene in a vehicle of isopropanol (51% v/v), propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium citrate, menthol and water.