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Common Reactions to Calcipotriene

Common Calcipotriene Side Effects

Calcipotriene has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the possible side effects were carefully recorded. Based on this information, the most common side effects of calcipotriene cream and ointment included:
  • Skin irritation -- in 10 to 15 percent of people
  • Rash, itching, or worsening of psoriasis -- 1 to 10 percent.
For calcipotriene solution (liquid), the most common side effects included:
  • Temporary burning, tingling, and stinging -- in up to 23 percent of people
  • Rash -- up to 11 percent
  • Dry skin, irritation, or worsening of psoriasis -- up to 1 to 5 percent.


For calcipotriene foam, only one common side effect (redness) occurred more frequently with the medication compared to a placebo. All other potential side effects either were rare (meaning they occurred in fewer than 1 percent of people) or did not occur more frequently with the medication compared to a placebo. 


Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using calcipotriene. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Calcipotriene Drug Information

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