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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.


A vitamin D-analogue drug used in the treatment of PSORIASIS. A brand name for an external preparation is Dovonex. Formulated with betamethasone it is marketed as Dovobet.
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Reports of contact allergy to calcipotriol are rare in the literature, considering its widespread use.
Treatment of nail psoriasis with a two-compound formulation of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate ointment.
El tratamiento con los analogos de la vitamina D de interes para la psoriasis son el Calcipotriol y el Tacalcitol, con un efecto 6.
Washington, April 26 ( ANI ): A synthetic form of vitamin D, calcipotriol (a drug already approved by the FDA for the treatment of psoriasis), could be a potential new therapy for liver fibrosis, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have suggested.
At week 24, 43% of patients in the rhPTH arm no longer required vitamin D supplementation and could be maintained on an oral calcium dose of 500 mg/day or less of calcipotriol.
Liquid forms of steroid and calcipotriol creams can treat more stubborn areas on the scalp and are available on prescription.
In addition, calcipotriol (an artificial vitamin D analogue) ointment and placebo ointment were applied to each side of the body.
In a controlled comparison with calcipotriol cream in 12 weeks of treatment of 60 adults with moderate plaque psoriasis, the LCD solution was more effective and led to fewer relapses 6 weeks after treatment.
Crystalline hydrate Sandoz Limited of calcipotriol EP 0 679 154 12/6/2009 Edwards Lifesciences AG v.
Narrow-band ultraviolet B as monotherapy and in combination with topical calcipotriol in the treatment of vitiligo.
The efficacy can be improved further if either calcipotriol creams or UVB phototherapy are combined with dithranol.