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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:

Mild skin discomfort at the application site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking calcitriol topical (the active ingredient contained in Vectical)

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

Very common (10% or more): Hypercalcemia (16% to 24%)[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Laboratory test abnormality[Ref]

Dermatologic

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]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urine abnormality, hypercalciuria[Ref]

Renal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Kidney stones[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effect was hypercalcemia.[Ref]

References

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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