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Important Info on Calcipotriene

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using calcipotriene if you have:
 
  • High blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
In addition, tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Calcipotriene to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Calcipotriene Work?

Calcipotriene is a synthetic form of vitamin D. It is not entirely clear how this product works to treat psoriasis.
 

When and How to Use Calcipotriene

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with calcipotriene include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied once or twice daily to the affected areas. Be sure to rub it in gently.
     
  • Keep it away from the eyes, especially when using the liquid form, which can drip.
     
  • This medication should not be applied to the face.
     
  • Wash your hands after applying this product, unless you are treating your hands.
     
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on areas of the body where the medicine has been applied.
     
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Calcipotriene Drug Information

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