Sorilux

SORILUX™
(calcipotriene) Foam, 0.005%

For topical use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

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:

SORILUX™
  (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.

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