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Calcipotriol information from DrugsUpdate  

See Available Brands of Calcipotriol in India

P - Caution when used during pregnancy
L - Caution when used during lactation

Calcipotriol or calcipotriene is a synthetic derivative of calcitriol or Vitamin D. It is used in the treatment of psoriasis, marketed under the trade name Dovonex or Daivonex.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Calcipotriol is a derivative of vitamin D3. It has the property of inducing differentiation and suppression of keratinocytes.

Calcipotriol Indications / Calcipotriol Uses

Information Not Available

Calcipotriol Adverse Reactions / Calcipotriol Side Effects

Skin irritation, erythema, scaling; hypercalcaemia with high doses

Precautions

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Special Precautions

Not to be applied on the face; pregnancy and lactation

Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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Dosage

Topical/Cutaneous Mild to moderate plaque psoriasis Adult: Apply 0.005% cream/ointment once or twice daily. Max: 100 g/wk. Child: Apply 0.005% cream/ointment bid. Max: >12 yr: 75 g/wk; 6-12 yr: 50 g/wk.


Topical/Cutaneous Scalp psoriasis Adult: 0.005% solution once or twice daily. Max: 60 ml/wk.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Calcipotriol and Pregnancy

Caution when used during pregnancy. Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

Calcipotriol and Lactation

Caution when used during lactation

Calcipotriol and Children

Information Not Available

Calcipotriol and Geriatic

Information Not Available

Calcipotriol and Other Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Storage

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Lab interference

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Calcipotriol brands in India:

Daivobet Daivonex Heximar Heximar-B Psotriol

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