Calcipotriol


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Hypercalcaemia, Ca metabolism disorder. Acute psoriatic eruptions (scalp soln). Severe renal or hepatic impairment.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis, generalised pustular psoriasis. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid application to the face, eyes, or mucous membranes. Avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum Ca.
Adverse Reactions
Skin irritation, burning, itching, erythema, and dryness; eczema, contact dermatitis, aggravated psoriasis; hypercalcaemia, hypercalciruria. Rarely, skin atrophy, hyperpigmentation, photosensitivity.
Drug Interactions
Inactivated by salicylic acid externals.
ATC Classification
D05AX02 - calcipotriol ; Belongs to the class of other antipsoriatics for topical use.
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