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Calcitriol - Topical - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Calcitriol is used to treat plaque psoriasis (a type of skin disease that is caused by itchy patches of thick, red skin and silvery scales).

How do I use this medicine?

Apply Calcitriol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.

To apply this medicine, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry the affected area before application.
  3. Apply Calcitriol onto the affected area. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after applying the medicine.
Avoid direct contact of this medicine with your eyes. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine accidentally gets into your eyes. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyesight.

Do not use with occlusive dressing unless instructed by the doctor.

Calcitriol must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • under oral or intravenous treatment to regulate your blood calcium levels
  • abnormal calcium metabolism
  • severe liver or kidney disease
as Calcitriol may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Apply sunscreen when going outdoors and avoid direct or prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV lamps.

For as long as you are taking this medicine, you may need to have regular blood tests (e.g. blood calcium level) to check your body’s response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Calcitriol may cause any of the following side effects: burning sensation, blistering, skin discomfort, irritation, itching or redness of the skin.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • stomach pain, frequency of urination, change of urine appearance
  • worsening of psoriasis
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • other medicines containing vitamin D
  • water pills e.g. thiazide diuretics
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Calcitriol.

Let your doctor know if you are using any creams, ointments or other medicines on the affected area.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Calcitriol - Topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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