Vectical Side Effects
Generic Name: calcitriol topical
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug calcitriol topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vectical.
It is possible that some side effects of Vectical may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to calcitriol topical: ointment
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking calcitriol topical (the active ingredient contained in Vectical)
Mild skin discomfort at the application site.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); new or worsening skin irritation (eg, blistered skin, flushing, itching, burning, severe discomfort or redness); symptoms of hypercalcemia (weakness, nausea, constipation, excessive thirst, confusion, fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to calcitriol topical: topical ointment
Metabolic side effects have included hypercalcemia which was reported in 24% of the subjects exposed to active drug and 16% of the subjects exposed to the vehicle.[Ref]
In the subjects reported to have hypercalcemia, the elevations were less than 10% above the upper limit of normal.[Ref]
Other side effects have included laboratory test abnormality (8%).[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included psoriasis (4%), skin discomfort (3%), and pruritus (up to 3%). Acute blistering dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, skin discomfort, and skin burning sensation have been reported during postmarketing experience.[Ref]
The drug was being used in the treatment of psoriasis.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included urine abnormality (4%) and hypercalciuria (3%).
Kidney stones were reported in three subjects and confirmed in two.[Ref]
Renal side effects have included kidney stones.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Vectical (calcitriol topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.
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