October 9, 2015
Recommended Topic Related To:


"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cosentyx (secukinumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.  

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes patches of skin redness and irritation. Psoriasis is"...


(calcipotriene) Foam, 0.005%

For topical use


SORILUX contains the compound calcipotriene, a synthetic vitamin D3 analog, for topical dermatological use.

Chemically, calcipotriene is (5Z,7E,22E,24S)-24-cyclopropyl-9,10-secochola-5,7,10(19), 22-tetraene-lα,3β,24-triol. The structural formula is represented below:

  (calcipotriene)  Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C27H40O3     Molecular Weight: 412.6

Calcipotriene is a white or off-white crystalline substance. SORILUX Foam contains calcipotriene 50 mcg/g in an aqueous-based emulsion foam vehicle consisting of cetyl alcohol, dibasic sodium phosphate, edetate disodium, isopropyl myristate, light mineral oil, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, propylene glycol, purified water, stearyl alcohol, dl-α-tocopherol, and white petrolatum. SORILUX (calcipotriene foam) Foam is dispensed from an aluminum can pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/butane/isobutane) propellant.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Women's Health

Find out what women really need.

Health Resources
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations