Daivonex Cream 30g


Drug Name: calcipotriol
Our Price $38.99
PBS $29.41
Concession $6.10
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Daivonex Cream 30g

Daivonex Cream 30g

Product ID: 3105

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet?

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start your treatment.

Keep this leaflet. You may want to read it again.

This leaflet answers some common questions about using DAIVONEX®. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using DAIVONEX® against the benefits it is expected to have for you.

If you have any concerns about using DAIVONEX®, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

What DAIVONEX® is used for

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.

Before you use DAIVONEX®

When you must not use DAIVONEX® (All Preparations)

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.

Before you start to use it

Tell your doctor if you have a known allergy to DAIVONEX® or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Tell your doctor if you:
have kidney or liver problems.
are suffering from any other illness.

Tell your doctor if you:
are pregnant
are breast-feeding
intend to breastfeed.

If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell him/her before you start using this medicine.

Other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are on any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines you should be careful with or avoid whilst using DAIVONEX®.

How to use DAIVONEX®

Follow carefully all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How much of each DAIVONEX® preparation to use


DAIVONEX ointment only

over 12 years old:
Do not use more than 75g in one week.

6-12 years old:
Do not use more than 50g in one week.

under 6 years old:
Follow your doctor's instructions.


DAIVONEX® cream and ointment:
Do not use more than 100 g in one week

For example, no more than
3 tubes of 30 g

1 tube of 100 g.


DAIVONEX® scalp solution:
Do not use more than 60 mL in one week.

For example, no more than:
1 bottle containing 60 mL or
2 bottles containing 30 mL.

Using combinations of DAIVONEX® preparations

IMPORTANT: You may need to use a combination of DAIVONEX® preparations to treat your psoriasis. For example, you may use scalp solution on your head and ointment or cream on other parts of your body.

In one week do not use more than:
60 mL of DAIVONEX® scalp solution plus one 30 g tube of DAIVONEX® cream or ointment

30 mL of DAIVONEX® scalp solution plus two 30 g tubes of DAIVONEX® cream or ointment.

In one week do not use more than:
one 30 g tube of DAIVONEX® cream and two 30 g tubes of DAIVONEX® ointment

two 30 g tubes of DAIVONEX® cream and one 30 g tube of DAIVONEX® ointment.

NOTE: If you use more than the recommended amount, the levels of calcium in your body may rise, and this can have serious effects.

How to use DAIVONEX® preparations

NOTE: unlike certain other skin preparations which you use sparingly, use DAIVONEX® as follows:

DAIVONEX® cream and ointment:

Apply DAIVONEX® cream or ointment to the psoriasis plaques only. Form a visible coating. If you accidentally get some of the cream or ointment on normal skin, wash it off.

DO NOT use DAIVONEX® cream or ointment:
in skin folds,
on the genitalia,
on the scalp or
on the face.

DAIVONEX® scalp solution:

Use DAIVONEX® scalp solution ONLY on the scalp.

Apply DAIVONEX® scalp solution, drop by drop, only to the areas of your scalp that have psoriasis.

If any accidentally gets on your face, wash it off immediately.

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying it on any part of your body, unless your hands are being treated.

Take care not to get DAIVONEX® in your eyes. If this happens, rinse your eyes with clean water and tell your doctor.

Avoid getting DAIVONEX® on your face accidentally. If any skin irritation develops, wash off the DAIVONEX® preparation.

Do not use DAIVONEX® on the face. An itchy red rash may develop.

Do not use DAIVONEX® under occlusive dressings (eg a bandage). The treated area does not need to have a special covering. You may wear your usual clothes.

When to use DAIVONEX® preparations

Apply DAIVONEX® twice a day (morning and night).

How long to use it

Do not use DAIVONEX® ointment for more than 8 weeks.

Continue to use DAIVONEX® for as long as your doctor tells you.

If you are using DAIVONEX® for longer than 3 months your doctor will probably do blood tests to check your calcium levels and kidney function.

Your doctor may decide to stop DAIVONEX® treatment once your psoriasis has improved.

If you forget to use it

If you forget to use DAIVONEX®, use it as soon as you remember. Then go on as before.

If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have trouble remembering to use your medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist for some hints.

If you use too much or use it other than directed (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26 in Australia or 03 474 7000 in New Zealand) for advice, or go to the Emergency Department at the nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have used too much or swallowed some of this medicine. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.

While you are using DAIVONEX®

Things you must do

While you are using DAIVONEX®, protect the treated skin areas from sunlight and Ultra Violet (UV) rays, for example, by wearing protective clothing. This is particularly important if your job or lifestyle means you spend much time out-of-doors. [An exception is if your doctor has advised combination treatment with DAIVONEX® ointment and UV therapy].

If you are going to start any new medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist that you are using DAIVONEX®.

If you become pregnant while using DAIVONEX®, tell your doctor immediately.

Keep all appointments with your doctor so that your progress can be checked. Your doctor may do some blood tests from time to time.

Things you must not do

Do not give your medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.

Do not use DAIVONEX® cream or scalp solution with other treatments for psoriasis. Your doctor will tell you if you can use DAIVONEX® ointment with other psoriasis treatments.

Do not use more than the recommended weekly dose (see How to use DAIVONEX®).

Side effects

As with all medicines, DAIVONEX® can cause some side effects.

Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any unpleasant effects while you are using DAIVONEX® or:
if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
skin irritation (including rashes or peeling)
a rash on your face
a change in the colour of your skin
your skin is more sensitive to light.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell. Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people.

After using DAIVONEX®

Keep DAIVONEX® in the box until required.


Keep your DAIVONEX® ointment or cream or scalp solution in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C. However, do not keep DAIVONEX® cream or ointment in the refrigerator as the cream or ointment will not spread easily.

Also, keep your DAIVONEX® scalp solution away from fire or flames because it may catch fire.

Do not store DAIVONEX® or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave it on a window sill or in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.

Keep DAIVONEX® where children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.


If your doctor tells you to stop using DAIVONEX® or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any DAIVONEX® that is left over.

Product description

What it looks like

DAIVONEX® ointment is a white to yellowish ointment.

DAIVONEX® cream is a soft white cream.

DAIVONEX® scalp solution is a colourless, non-runny solution.


DAIVONEX® ointment contains the active ingredient calcipotriol (50 microgram/g). It also contains
disodium edetate,
sodium phosphate dibasic dihydrate
purified water
liquid paraffin
propylene glycol
soft white paraffin.

DAIVONEX® cream contains the active ingredient calcipotriol (50 microgram/g). It also contains
disodium edetate
sodium phosphate dibasic dihydrate
cetomacrogol 1000
liquid paraffin
cetostearyl alcohol
soft white paraffin
purified water.

DAIVONEX® scalp solution contains the active ingredient calcipotriol (50 microgram/mL).

It also contains:
sodium citrate
propylene glycol
isopropyl alcohol
purified water.

DAIVONEX® does not contain lactose, sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo products.

The Australian Registration Numbers are:

DAIVONEX® ointment
AUST R 46683

AUST R 57354

DAIVONEX® scalp solution
AUST R 63268

This is not all the information available on DAIVONEX®. If you have any more questions or are unsure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

DAIVONEX® is supplied in Australia by:

CSL Limited ABN 99 051 588 348
45 Poplar Rd
Parkville 3052 VIC
and in New Zealand by:

CSL (New Zealand) Limited
666 Great South Road
Central Park
Telephone: 09 579 8105
DAIVONEX® is manufactured by:
Leo Pharmaceutical Products Ltd A/S

Proprietor of the registered trademark LEO, LION Device and DAIVONEX.

This leaflet was prepared in April 2002.

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