Calcitriol Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Mild to moderate plaque psoriasis: Apply to affected areas twice a day, morning and evening.

The maximum weekly dose should not exceed 200 g.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Calcitriol topical should not be applied to the eyes, lips, or facial skin.

If aberrations in parameters of calcium metabolism occur, treatment should be discontinued until these parameters have normalized. The effects of calcitriol topical on calcium metabolism following treatment durations greater than 52 weeks have not been evaluated. Increased absorption may occur with occlusive use.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients with known or suspected disorders of calcium metabolism. Safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients with erythrodermic, exfoliative, or pustular psoriasis.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Patients who apply calcitriol topical to exposed skin should avoid excessive exposure of the treated areas to sunlight or other ultraviolet light (e.g., sunlamps). Physicians may wish to limit or avoid use of phototherapy in patients using calcitriol topical.

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