Calcitriol topical Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 19, 2022.
Commonly reported side effects of calcitriol topical include: hypercalcemia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to calcitriol topical: topical application ointment
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, calcitriol topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking calcitriol topical:
Incidence not known
- Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening, or burning feeling of the skin
- cracked, dry, scaly skin
- dry mouth
- incoherent speech
- increased urination
- loss of appetite
- metallic taste
- muscle weakness
- stomach pain
- unusual tiredness
- weight loss
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of calcitriol topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Skin itching or discomfort
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to calcitriol topical: topical ointment
Common (1% to 10%): Laboratory test abnormality[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry skin
Postmarketing reports: Acute blistering dermatitis, erythema, skin burning sensation[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urine abnormality, hypercalciuria[Ref]
The most commonly reported side effect was hypercalcemia.[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
2. "Product Information. Vectical (calcitriol topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc (2009):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.