calcipotriene

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calcipotriene

 [kal″sĭ-po-tri´ēn]
a synthetic derivative of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), applied to the skin to treat psoriasis.

calcipotriene

/cal·ci·po·tri·ene/ (-po-tri´ēn) a synthetic derivative of vitamin D (cholecalciferol), applied topically in the treatment of psoriasis.

calcipotriene

[kal′sĭpotri′ēn]
a synthetic derivative of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), applied to the skin to treat psoriasis.

calcipotriene

A topical vitamin-D analogue with minimum effects on vitamin-D metabolism, which is FDA-approved for treating mild-to-moderate psoriasis; it is similar in efficacy to topical corticosteroids.

Adverse effects
Rarely, hypercalcaemia.

calcipotriene (kal´sipōtri´ēn),

n brand name: Dovonex;
drug class: vitamin D3 derivative (synthetic);
action: regulation of skin cell production and development;
use: moderate plaque psoriasis.