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Dovonex Psoriasis 50microgram/g Ointment is to be made available as an over the counter medicine. 

 The MHRA announced that the ointment, containing calcipotriol will be available in 60g tubes for adults with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis which has been previously diagnosed by a doctor.

The packaging will be specially designed, as part of the licensing requirement for the Pharmacy medicine version of Dovonex, the MHRA said. “Pharmacists and their staff will be able to provide suitable advice to the patient to ensure that the product is suitable for them. The outer packaging and the patient information leaflet also include an image of plaque psoriasis which will help both pharmacists and patients in this respect.”

An estimated 2% of the population have psoriasis. The MHRA issued its consultation on the POM to P switch in March. It has now published the responses it received to the consultation, when announcing that market authorisation had been approved.

Dr Sarah Branch, MHRA’s Deputy Director of VRMM, said: “Psoriasis is a chronic disease which can have a major impact on people’s quality of life. By making this medicine more widely available, patients will be able to treat flare ups quickly without the need for a prescription.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society President Ash Soni added: “Pharmacists are already able to sell products for the treatment of psoriasis with appropriate advice on management, application and side effects. We welcome the addition of Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment to the range of products available.

“Pharmacists are more easily accessible than doctors and trained to give advice on medicine use, make sure the chosen medicine is appropriate and check if a person needs to see another health professional. This is an important patient benefit and we would like to see more medicine available through pharmacy in future.”

Links:
MHRA announcement   
Dovonex Consultation and responses      

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