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.
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Patients should not use Sorilux Foam if they have been told by their doctor that they have a high level of calcium in their blood (hypercalcemia).
Patients should avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and right after applying Sorilux Foam to the skin.
The most common side effects of Sorilux Foam are redness and pain of the treated skin areas.