VECTICAL OINTMENT Rx

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VECTICAL OINTMENT

Psoriasis
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Calcitriol 3mcg/g; oint.

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Indications for VECTICAL OINTMENT:

Topical treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis.

Adult:

≥18yrs: Apply to affected areas of the body twice daily (AM & PM). The maximum weekly dose should not exceed 200g.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue if hypercalcemia occurs (until normocalcemia returns). Avoid applying to eyes, lips, or facial skin. Avoid excessive exposure to natural or artificial light (tanning booths, sun lamps). Consider limiting or avoiding use of phototherapy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Caution with concomitant use of medications known to increase serum calcium (eg, thiazide diuretics), calcium supplements or high doses of vitamin D.

Pharmacological Class:

Vit. D3 derivative.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypercalcemia, lab test and urine abnormalities, psoriasis, hypercalciuria, pruritus.

How Supplied:

Oint—5g, 100g