Calcitrene

Drug List

Calcitrene

Drug Name

Calcitrene (Calcipotriene)

Manufactured By

Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Calcipotriene is a man-made form of vitamin D. It is involved in the growth and development of skin cells. Calcipotriene topical (for the skin) is used to treat plaque psoriasis (psoriasis with scaly patches). Calcipotriene topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How To Use

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Calcipotriene topical is usually applied once or twice a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use calcipotriene topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor. Do not share this medication with other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication, unless you are using it to treat a hand condition. Clean and dry the area of skin where you will apply calcipotriene topical. Apply the medication only to the affected area. Shake the foam (Sorilux) well just before you measure a dose. It may take up to 2 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 8 weeks of treatment.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using calcipotriene topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medication; worsening of your skin condition; or nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, increased thirst or urination, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion, and feeling tired or restless. Less serious side effects may include: mild skin redness; dry or peeling skin; or mild rash or itching.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially: vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D.

In Case of Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.

In Case of Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only your next regularly scheduled dose.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not keep in a refrigerator or freezer. Calcipotriene topical foam and solution are flammable. Avoid using near open flame, and do not smoke until the medicine has completely dried on your skin. Keep the medicine canister away from open flame or high heat, such as in a car on a hot day. The canister may explode if it gets too hot. Do not puncture or burn an empty inhaler canister.