Uses

This medication is used to treat long-term psoriasis of the scalp. Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D. It works by slowing down the growth of skin cells.

How to use

Use this medication on the skin only. Comb the hair first to remove any scaly flakes. Apply the medication only to the affected areas of the scalp and gently rub in, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Take care not to let any of the solution spread onto the forehead or any unaffected area. Wash your hands after using. Do not apply the medication on the face, in the eyes, nose, or mouth, or inside the vagina. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.

Do not apply more often or use longer than prescribed. This may increase the risk of side effects.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. You should usually begin to see an improvement in your skin condition after 2 weeks of treatment.

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