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Generic: calcipotriene topical
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It is a form of vitamin D that is used on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis

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What may interact with this medicine?

  • calcium supplements
  • vitamin D

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.

The foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and right after you apply the foam to your skin.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • constipation
  • depression
  • increased thirst
  • nausea, vomiting
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of psoriasis

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry peeling skin
  • increased sensitivity to the sun
  • skin irritation, itching, or stinging

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Calcipotriene foam is flammable and should be kept away from fire and heat. Do not puncture or throw the can into a fire, even if the can is empty.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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