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Drug Interactions With Calcipotriene

If you take vitamin D supplements or calcium, these products could interact with calcipotriene. Drugs sometimes react with each other in unwanted ways. Combining lithium and calcipotriene, for example, could cause high levels of calcium in the blood. To avoid problems, tell your healthcare provider about all medications (including nonprescription) and supplements you are taking.

An Overview of Calcipotriene Interactions

Even though calcipotriene (Dovonex®) is applied to the skin, it can potentially interact with several other medications, since some calcipotriene is absorbed into the bloodstream. Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with calcipotriene include:
 
 
  • Vitamin D.
     

More Information on Drug Interactions With Calcipotriene

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when calcipotriene is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Calcium
Calcipotriene is a synthetic form of vitamin D. Taking too much may cause high levels of calcium in the blood (known medically as hypercalcemia). Taking calcium could worsen this problem. When using calcipotriene appropriately, however, a normal dosage of a calcium supplement is unlikely to cause problems.

Calcipotriene Drug Information

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