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Drug Information For:

CALCIPOTRIENE 0.005% OINTMENT 120GM

Ingredient Name:

CALCIPOTRIENE (kal-si-POE-try-een)

Drug Manufacturer:

TARO

Common Uses:

This medicine is a synthetic vitamin D3 analog used on the skin to treat psoriasis.

Before Using This Medicine:

INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TO USE THIS MEDICINE: Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area. Rub the medicine in gently and completely. WASH YOUR HANDS after using this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. Keep the container tightly closed. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Cautions:

SEVERAL WEEKS MAY PASS before your symptoms improve. Continue to use this medicine during that time. DO NOT GET THIS MEDICINE on your face or in your eyes. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible Side Effects:

SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dry skin or peeling. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience rash, burning, itching, irritation, or worsening of your condition. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Overdose:

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Additional Information:

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

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