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What is Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene used for?

Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene ointment is a form of vitamin D used to treat plaque psoriasis. This topical medication works by slowing down the over-production of skin cells. It belongs to the family of medications known as vitamin D analogues. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?

The dosage of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

Apply a thin layer of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene onto the affected area.

What if you miss a dose of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene can interact with perfumes or cosmetics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?

Like other medicines, Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene can cause side effects such as burning, itching, irritation, redness, swelling, or peeling at the application site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?

Is it possible for me to use Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?
What are the possible drug interactions of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene?
How will Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene work in my body?
How should Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene be used?
How to reduce the risk of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Calcipotriol/Calcipotriene is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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