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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
Contact dermatitis, including allergic contact dermatitis, has been observed with the use of calcipotriene.
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Calcipotriene ointment, 0.005%, is indicated for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults. The safety and effectiveness of topical calcipotriene in dermatoses other than psoriasis have not been established.
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Calcipotriene ointment, 0.005% contains the compound calcipotriene, a synthetic vitamin D3 derivative for topical dermatological use.
Chemically, calcipotriene is (5Z,7E,22E,24S)-24-cyclopropyl-9,10-secochola- 5,7,10(19),22-tetraene-1α,3β,24-triol-, with the empirical formula C27H40O3, a molecular weight of 412.6, and the following structural formula:
Calcipotriene is a white or off-white crystalline substance. Calcipotriene ointment contains calcipotriene 50 μg/g in an ointment base of disodium phosphate dihydrate, edetate disodium, mineral oil, petrolatum, propylene glycol, α-tocopherol, steareth-2 and purified water.