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VECTICAL Ointment is indicated for the topical treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in adults 18 years and older.
Limitations Of Use
VECTICAL Ointment should not be applied to the eyes, lips, or facial skin.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply VECTICAL Ointment to affected areas twice daily, morning and evening. The maximum weekly dose should not exceed 200 grams.
VECTICAL Ointment is not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Each gram of ointment contains 3 micrograms (mcg/g) of calcitriol.
Storage And Handling
VECTICAL Ointment 3 mcg/g is available in collapsible aluminum tubes of the following package sizes:
100 g tube (NDC 0299-2012-10)
Store at Controlled Room temperature 68° - 77°F (20° - 25°C) with excursions permitted between 59° - 86°F (15° - 30°C). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Do not freeze or refrigerate.
Marketed by: Galderma Laboratories, L.P., Fort Worth, Texas 76177 USA. Manufactured by: G Production Inc., Baied'Urfe, QC, H9X 3S4 Canada. Revised: Jul 2012This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/14/2016
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