calcipotriene


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Related to calcipotriene: Calcitriol, Tazarotene, Calcipotriol

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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That's the central finding of a retrospective analysis of the MarketScan insurance claims database that included 1 year of follow-up of 7,307 patients placed on calcipotriene /betamethasone dipropionate combination products immediately after diagnosis of plaque psoriasis and 9,670 others who received prescriptions for other topical agents.
Treatment of nevus comedonicus with topical tazarotene and calcipotriene.
Comparative study of calcipotriene (MC903) oinment and flucinonide oinment in the treatment of psoriasis J Am Acad Dermatol 1994;31:755-9.
Taclonex Scalp(R) is a topical suspension containing a combination of calcipotriene 0.
The other common ongoing treatments that were used alone or in various combinations were topical calcipotriene, non-class-1 topical steroids, and oral antipsoriatic agents.
Taclonex Scalp(R) gel contains the same active ingredients as Taclonex(R) ointment (a combination of calcipotriene 0.
Also tell your doctor about other medicines you are taking, especially other corticosteroids, products containing calcipotriene, or medicines for your psoriasis.
Some therapies including Ustekinumab, Adalimumab, and Calcipotriene / betamethasone dipropionate will observe rapid growth in their sales during the forecast period.
Taclonex[R] Ointment and Taclonex Scalp[R] Topical Suspension each may cause serious side effects if you use too much, use them for too long, or use them with other medicines that contain corticosteroids or calcipotriene.
In contrast, PASI 75 by 3 months is seen in about 90% of patients on PUVA plus calcipotriene, 80% of those on moderate dose cyclosporine, 71% of those on PUVA alone, 60% of those on methotrexate, and 55% of those on narrowband UVB phototherapy.
Taclonex([R]) Ointment and Taclonex Scalp([R]) Topical Suspension each may cause serious side effects if you use too much, use them for too long, or use them with other medicines that contain corticosteroids or calcipotriene.
These findings were in accordance with clinical improvement of psoriasis observed during treatment with calcipotriene or cyclosporine," the authors noted.