Generic Name : Calcipotriene Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics ICD Code : Y56.9
India- Heximar, Psotriol.
International- Dovonex. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a synthetic derivative of calcitriol or vitamin D, prescribed for plaque psoriasis. It regulates skin cell production and development. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: Topical-As 0.005% cream/ointment: Apply 1-2 times/day. Max: 100 g per week. How it should be taken :
It comes as cream and ointment to apply topically, as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people with hypersensitivity.
* Avoid using this medication on your face. Side Effects :
Local - Burning, itching and skin irritation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° C - 25° C).
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