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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Seborrheic keratoses: a study comparing the standard cryosurgery with topical calcipotriene, topical tazarotene.
A multicenter trial of calcipotriene ointment and halobetasol ointment compared with either agent alone for the treatment of psoriasis.
Calcipotriene (Dovonex) is a synthetic vitamin D3 derivative approved by the Food and Drug Association for treatment of scalp psoriasis.
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.
Travis LB, Silverberg NB: Calcipotriene and corticosteroid combination therapy for vitiligo.
Pharmaceutical forms include calcitriol (1alpha, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol), doxercalciferol and calcipotriene.
VITAMIN D DERIVATIVES such as calcipotriene and calcitriol, which are used to treat psoriasis in humans, can cause life-threatening spikes in blood calcium levels in a dog.
Pharmaceutical drug forms of activated vitamin D include calcitriol, doxercalciferol, and calcipotriene.
A synthetic Vitamin D, calcipotriene, is now available in prescription form.
Contract awarded for event 793/2015 calcipotriene / betamethasone dipropionate, gel 0.
Several treatments have been described with poor long-term success; they consist of calcipotriene ointment, topical tretinoin, oral isotretinoin (7), glycolic or salicylic acid, topical tazarotene (2), intralesional and topical corticosteroids (8), curettage (1), cryotherapy (9), narrow band ultraviolet B radiation, Er:YAG, CO2, and dye lasers (10-12).