Calcitriol topical Side Effects
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: 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:
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. "Product Information. Vectical (calcitriol topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
Not all side effects for calcitriol topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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