Calcipotriene Topical Ointment 0.005pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Calcipotriene: Topical ointment (0.005%)

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Calcipotriene 0.005% Oint
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Calcipotriene 0.005% Oint

What is this Medicine?

CALCIPOTRIENE (kal si poe TRYE een) is a form of vitamin D that is used on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis. This medicine is not a cure. It helps reduce the redness, thickness, and scaling that occur with psoriasis.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Calcipotriene: Topical ointment(0.005%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Calcipotriene 0.005% Topical Ointment

NDC: 516724154
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Psoriasis

Storage Information
Do not freeze
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Calcipotriene 0.005% Topical Ointment

Reported Side Effects for Calcipotriene 0.005% Topical Ointment

Darkened Skin Patches Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Thinning Of Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Hair Follicles Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Dry Skin Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Irritation Incidence:
10.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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