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
Very common (10% or more): Hypercalcemia (16% to 24%)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Laboratory test abnormality[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Skin discomfort, pruritus, skin irritation, erythema, psoriasis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry skin
Frequency not reported: Skin edema, contact dermatitis
Postmarketing reports: Acute blistering dermatitis, erythema, skin burning sensation[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urine abnormality, hypercalciuria[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Kidney stones[Ref]
The most commonly reported side effect was hypercalcemia.[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
2. "Product Information. Vectical (calcitriol topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.
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