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Contact dermatitis, including allergic contact dermatitis, has been observed with the use of calcipotriene cream.
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Calcipotriene cream, 0.005%, is indicated for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. The safety and effectiveness of topical calcipotriene in dermatoses other than psoriasis have not been established.
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Calcipotriene cream, 0.005% contains 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 412.62, and the following structural formula:
Calcipotriene is a white or almost white crystalline powder. Calcipotriene cream, 0.005% contains 50 μg/g anhydrous calcipotriene in a cream base of benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, ceteth-20, disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, glycerin, medium chain triglycerides, mineral oil, monosodium phosphate monohydrate, purified water and white petrolatum.