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- n. A synthetic derivative of calcitriol that is used to treat psoriasis
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It is also known as calcipotriol, or calcipotriene.
Recent studies such as this one have demonstrated that calcitriol suppresses psoriasis to a similar degree as calcipotriol, though with less skin irritation, in particular to more sensitive areas such as the face.
Psoriasis is treated topically with a strong steroid cream to reduce inflammation and a vitamin D–derived ointment or cream calcipotriol that works to slow cell turnover.
Dovonex (a.k.a. calcipotriene or calcipotriol) is a topical psoriasis treatment used to control the excessive skin cell production (plaque psoriasis).
DOVONEX (R) (calcipotriene) Scalp Solution is a liquid, topical formulation of the vitamin D derivative, calcipotriol, indicated for the treatment of chronic, moderately severe scalp psoriasis.
A new medication, calcipotriol, is a synthetic form of Vitamin D3 (this is not the same as Vitamin D supplements).
Sometimes it is combined with topical treatments, for example by applying a coal tar ointment before therapy; or with calcipotriol or tazarotine.