If you use calcipotriene as your doctor tells you to, it is not likely to cause any side effects except for some skin irritation, such as itchy, red, or tender skin. But if you spread the cream over too much of your body, a large amount of medicine may be absorbed and can cause serious side effects, including high levels of calcium in the blood and kidney stones.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference
is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Calcipotriene is not the same type of vitamin D found in
over-the-counter products. These products will not help your psoriasis.
Diets that include large amounts of vitamin D are not effective in
Naldi L, Rzany B (2009). Psoriasis (chronic plaque),
search date August 2007. Online version of BMJ Clinical Evidence: http://www.clinicalevidence.com.
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