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.
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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.
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