What is Calcitriol topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Rocaltrol Vectical Silkis

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Calcitriol topical is a Vitamin D3 analog that is used for the management of mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 14 9
Hyperparathyroidism 4 0
Support nutritional health 3 0
Osteoporosis 2 0
Calcium deficiency 1 0
General health 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calcitriol topical

Side effect Patients
Burning pain 1
Greasy feeling 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcitriol topical

Dosage Patients
0.5 mcg daily 2
0.0,003 % daily 1
0.25 mcg daily 1
1 capsule(s) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Calcitriol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Calcitriol topical

Duration

Currently taking Calcitriol topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Calcitriol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Calcitriol topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Calcitriol topical.