Calcipotriene Topical Solution 0.005%
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Clean and dry the area to be treated before applying the medicine.
Apply the medicine to the scalp.
If you are using this medicine on the scalp or other hairy areas, move hair out of the way and apply as directly to the skin as possible.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine should only be used on the skin.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.
Gently rub the medicine into area until evenly spread.
Avoid prolonged or excessive sunlight exposure. Use sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or higher.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Wash your hands after using this medicine unless your hands are part of the area being treated.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.
If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with cool water.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not freeze the medicine.
This medicine is flammable. Do not use it near heaters, open flame or while smoking. Do not crush, puncture, or burn container.
Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen after 2 weeks of using this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- burning or stinging
- dry skin
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- hair growth
- mood changes
- blistering or peeling of the skin
- change in skin color
- thinning of the skin
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all
there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine.
Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete
description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use
the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have
any questions, please ask your pharmacist.