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Sorilux Side Effects

Generic Name: calcipotriene topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug calcipotriene topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Sorilux.

For the Consumer

Applies to calcipotriene topical: topical cream, topical foam, topical ointment, topical solution

As well as its needed effects, calcipotriene topical (the active ingredient contained in Sorilux) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking calcipotriene topical, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:
  • Skin redness, swelling, or itching
  • skin rash
  • worsening of psoriasis

Minor Side Effects

Some calcipotriene topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Burning, dryness, irritation, peeling, or redness of the skin
Less common:
  • Pain at the application site
Less common or rare:
  • Darker color in the treated areas of the skin
  • pus in the hair follicles

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to calcipotriene topical: topical cream, topical foam, topical ointment, topical solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects were burning, stinging, tingling, and skin irritation.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Allergic reactions (including angioedema)[Ref]

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Transient burning (about 23%), stinging (about 23%), tingling (about 23%), skin irritation (up to 15%), rash (11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, dermatitis, contact dermatitis (including facial and perioral), dry skin, irritation, worsening of psoriasis, erythema, peeling
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin atrophy, hyperpigmentation, folliculitis, eczema
Frequency not reported: Transient changes in skin pigmentation, transient photosensitivity, urticaria, angioedema, skin exfoliation[Ref]

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalcemia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Transient increases in serum calcium
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria (especially if the total recommended dose is exceeded)[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Lesional/perilesional irritation (up to 39%), face and/or scalp irritation (up to 25%)[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Periorbital or face edema[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Dovonex (calcipotriene)." Westwood Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

It is possible that some side effects of Sorilux may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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