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    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of calcipotriene topical.

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    Condition: Plaque Psoriasis
    1/27/2020 6:10:06 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Has never seemed to do much and recently confirmed has made my condition worse. Caused allergic reaction 3 times. Not easy to apply, thick and does not spread or absorb well.

    Condition: Plaque Psoriasis
    12/24/2019 5:30:44 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Made my skin on the side of my finger crack so badly that it bled.

    Condition: Plaque Psoriasis
    7/10/2018 1:47:44 PM

    Reviewer: NorthernGirl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My dermatologist prescribed the calcipotriene ointment which didn't work at all. made me more itchy and stained clothes and bedding. The only topical that worked for me was clobetasol.

    Condition: Plaque Psoriasis
    6/19/2018 10:20:35 PM

    Reviewer: NorthernGirl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was prescribed the ointment but couldn't use it long enough to see if it would be effective because it made me itchy which completely defeats the purpose of using it to treat a skin condition that causes unbearable itchiness.

    Condition: Plaque Psoriasis
    11/1/2017 9:58:44 AM

    Reviewer: John Q. Public, 45-54 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I do not see much of a difference. Perhaps it helps on the smaller areas where I can actually apply it. I believe it makes larger areas peel, which leads to raw skin which of course is not good. For me, have had better results with Clobetasol, no peeling.

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