Calcipotriol information from DrugsUpdate
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.
Calcipotriol is a derivative of vitamin D3. It has the property of inducing differentiation and suppression of keratinocytes.
Skin irritation, erythema, scaling; hypercalcaemia with high doses
Not to be applied on the face; pregnancy and lactation
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.
List of Contraindications
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.
Caution when used during lactation