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Calcipotriene Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.005%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Cream/foam: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day and rub in gently and completely
Ointment: Apply a thin layer to affected areas once or twice a day and rub in gently and completely

Comments:
-The safety and efficacy of cream has been demonstrated in patients treated for eight weeks.

Use: Treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults

Solution: After combing the hair to remove scaly debris and then suitably parting, apply to lesions twice a day, and rub in gently and completely, taking care to prevent the solution spreading onto the forehead.

Comments:
-The safety and efficacy of solution has been demonstrated in patients treated for eight weeks.
-Keep solution away from the eyes
-Avoid application of the solution to uninvolved scalp margins

Use: Topical treatment of chronic, moderately severe psoriasis of the scalp

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Avoid contact with the face or eyes.
-Always wash hands thoroughly after use.

Storage requirements:
-Do not freeze
-Solution: Avoid sunlight
-Foam: Flammable: Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120 F (49 C)

Patient advice:
-Patients that apply this drug to exposed portions of the body should avoid excessive exposure to either natural or artificial sunlight (including tanning booths, sun lamps, etc.).

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