Rxs for topical psoriasis treatments (Dovonex, Protopic, steroids, etc) can cause confusion

Rxs for topical psoriasis treatments (Dovonex, Protopic, steroids, etc) can cause confusion...due to many available products, dosage forms, etc.

Double-check that you pick the right formulation. Ointments are good for thick psoriasis plaques...and foams and solutions are good for the scalp. To learn more about different forms, get our Technician Training Tutorial: Topical Dosage Forms.

Alert the pharmacist if the dosage form isn't included on the Rx. The prescriber may need to be contacted to get the right form.

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