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Calcipotriene Ointment
Psoriasis
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Drug Name:

Calcipotriene Ointment Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Calcipotriene 0.005%.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Calcipotriene Ointment:

Plaque psoriasis.

Adult:

Apply a thin layer once or twice daily to affected skin and gently rub in completely.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Hypercalcemia. Vit. D toxicity. Do not use on face. Scalp soln: acute psoriatic eruptions.

Warnings/Precautions:

For dermatologic use only. Avoid mucous membranes, excessive exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. Discontinue if irritation or hypercalcemia occurs (until normocalcemia returns). Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

DOVONEX CREAM

Calcipotriene Scalp Solution

Pharmacological Class:

Vit. D3 derivative.

Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, burning/stinging, pruritus, dermatitis, worsening of psoriasis.

Generic Availability:

Crm (NO); Oint, Soln (YES)

How Supplied:

Crm—60g, 120g; Oint, Soln—contact supplier

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