Calcipotriol

 
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Without a Prescription

A synthetic form of vitamin D, Calcipotriol is available in cream and ointment form, and in a liquid for the scalp.
Calcipotriol is a common drug also known under the generic name of Calcipotriene Topical.
Calcipotriol is an effective Vitamin D synthetic topical form.
Calcipotriol is prescribed in the treatment of patients who are suffering from plaque psoriasis.
Calcipotriol is prescribed in the treatment of plaque psoriasis (this is a type of psoriasis that causes scaly patches).
Calcipotriol is prescribed to help clear up the scaly skin condition known as psoriasis.

Side Effects

Calcipotriol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Breath shortness;
- Burning;
- Dry skin;
- Dryness;
- High blood calcium levels;
- Hives;
- Itching;
- Peeling;
- Rash;
- Red or inflamed skin or hair follicles;
- Redness;
- Skin discoloration;
- Skin irritation;
- Skin wasting;
- Swelling of the lips;
- Swelling;
- Throat closing;
- Tingling;
- Tongue or face;
- Worsening of psoriasis;

Contraindications

Calcipotriol is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you have high levels of calcium in the blood;
- if you are suffering from vitamin d toxicity;
- if Calcipotriol causes an allergic reaction;

Dosage

ADULTS

Cream and Scalp Solution

Apply to affected areas twice a day.

Ointment

Apply a thin layer to affected areas once or twice daily.

Overdose

Reported Calcipotriol overdose symptoms are:
- Decreased appetite;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Fatigue;
- Frequent urination;
- Headache;
- Loss of appetite;
- Nausea;
- Nausea;
- Vomiting;
- Vomiting;
- Weakness;

Other Brand Names


- Psorcutan;
- Daivonex;
Without Prescription (2017)