Generic Name and Formulations:
Calcipotriene (as hydrate) 0.005% + betamethasone dipropionate 0.064%; topical susp.
LEO Pharma Inc.
Plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body.
≥18yrs: apply to affected area once daily for up to 8 weeks or until clear; max 100g/wk. Do not occlude.
<18yrs: not recommended.
Vit. D3 derivative + topical steroid.
Discontinue if hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria develop; may resume once calcium metabolism has normalized. Discontinue if HPA axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, or irritation occurs. Do not use on face, axillae, or groin, or if atrophy is present at treatment site. Avoid eyes, sun, UV light (eg, phototherapy). Treat infection if present. Severe renal or hepatic dysfunction. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Systemic absorption potentiated by other corticosteroids.
Oint: pruritus, scaly rash. Susp: folliculitis, burning sensation of skin.
Oint—60g, 100g; Susp—60g; Scalp—30g, 60g, 2x60g