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Drug Interactions With Calcitriol Ointment

When certain medications are used in combination with calcitriol ointment, drug interactions may occur. Some of these reactions, such as with lithium or calcium, can increase the levels of calcium in the blood. To help reduce your risk for problems, tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines, vitamins, or supplements you are taking before starting treatment with calcitriol ointment.

An Overview of Calcitriol Ointment Interactions

Even though calcitriol ointment (Vectical®) is applied to the skin, some of the medicine is absorbed into the bloodstream and can potentially react with several other medications. Some of these products that may lead to drug interactions with calcitriol ointment include:
  • Vitamin D.

Drug Interactions With Calcitriol Ointment Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when calcitriol ointment is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Calcitriol ointment contains a form of vitamin D. Using too much calcitriol ointment may cause high levels of calcium in the blood (known as hypercalcemia). Taking calcium could make this problem worse.
However, for people using calcitriol ointment appropriately, a normal dosage of a calcium supplement is unlikely to cause problems.

Calcitriol Ointment Information

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