How It Works:
Calcipotriol is a synthetic form of vitamin D belonging to the class of medicines called ‘anti-psoriatics’. Calcipotriol lowers down the rate with which skin cells grow, thereby controlling the psoriatic condition.
Rash, Burning sensation, Dermatitis, Dry skin, Skin redness, Skin flakes, Itching, Skin irritation, Stinging sensation, Worsening of psoriasis, Increased calcium level in blood, Increased calcium in urine
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is calcipotriol a steroid?
No. calcipotriol is not a steroid
Q. Is calcipotriol' over the counter' drug?
No. Calciportiol is not an ‘over the counter' drug. It is available only by prescription
Q. What is calcipotriol used/indicated for?
Calcipotriol is used in treatment of psoriasis (development of red/silver colored scaly patches on skin)
Q. How effective is calcipotriol?
Calcipotriol is considered to be effective when used at the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor
Q. How long does calcipotriol take to work?
For best results calcipotriol is used once/twice daily (as instructed by your doctor). Usually changes in the skin can be seen after around two weeks as the psoriatic patches clear up/flatten. Redness of the skin will also start to reduce then
Q. What is calcipotriol ointment/solution?
Calcipotriol is a drug used in treatment of psoriasis. It is available in different forms like cream, ointment, gel or solution for application to the affected areas of skin or scalp.