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Dosing Information for Calcitriol Ointment

There is only one standard recommended dosage for this medication, regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Calcitriol Ointment Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Calcitriol ointment may react with a few medications (see Drug Interactions With Calcitriol Ointment).

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

Applying too much of this ointment may lead to high levels of calcium in the blood (known medically as hypercalcemia), a condition that may be dangerous.
(Click Vectical Overdose for more information.)

What If I Forget a Dose of Calcitriol Ointment?

If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.

How Does It Work?

This medicine contains calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D. It is not entirely clear how calcitriol ointment works to treat psoriasis.

When and How to Use This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with calcitriol ointment include the following:
  • Calcitriol ointment is usually applied twice daily to the affected areas of the skin. Make sure to rub it in gently and completely.
  • Do not apply to the eyes, lips, or face.
  • Wash your hands after applying this product, unless you are treating your hands.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on areas of the body where calcitriol ointment has been applied.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
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