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  • It is indicated for the treatment of moderate plaque psoriasis in adults.
  • It is safe and effective in treating dermatoses other than psoriasis.
  • It is indicated that calcipotriol also improved overall disease severity in children.


This medicine should not be used in patients with calcium metabolism disorder, and severely impaired renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) functions.

Side effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience pruritis (severe itchy skin), rash, and folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles). If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Expert Advice

Avoid exposure of calcipotriol to excessive natural or artificial light to avoid photosensitivity. Do not increase the quantity than prescribed by the doctor. If the condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away. Keep it out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from sunlight.


How long can I use calcipotriol?

It should be taken daily for up to four weeks.

How long does calcipotriol take to work?

It starts showing its effect within a week.

What do I do if I forget to take the dose?

If you forget to take a dose, it can be taken soon as possible, but if the time of next dose is approaching, skip the missing dose.

Does calcipotriol make skin sensitive?

The Skin may become more sensitive to sunlight than normal while you are using calcipotriol. Try to avoid sitting out in the sun and do not use sunbeds.

Does calcipotriol cause a burning sensation?

Yes, it is a common side effect. This should soon pass but if any continue or become severe, speak with your doctor.

Medicines containing calcipotriol

Calcipot 50mcg/gm

By Valor

Pack size: 30gm


Daivonex 30gm 50mcg|gm

By Leo-Zam Zam

Pack size: 30mg


Dervit 30gm

By Nabi Qasim

Pack size: 30mg


Dervit - B Ointment 30g 50mcg/0.5mg

By Nabi Qasim

Pack size: 30gm