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VECTICAL (calcitriol ointment) Ointment is indicated for the topical treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in adults 18 years and older.
Limitations of Use
VECTICAL (calcitriol ointment) Ointment should not be applied to the eyes, lips, or facial skin.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply VECTICAL (calcitriol ointment) Ointment to affected areas twice daily, morning and evening. The maximum weekly dose should not exceed 200 grams. VECTICAL (calcitriol ointment) 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 (calcitriol ointment) Ointment 3 mcg/g is available in collapsible aluminum tubes of the following package sizes:
- 5 g tube (NDC 0299-2012-05)
- 100 g tube (NDC 0299-2012-10)
Store at 25° C (77° F); excursions permitted to 15° - 30° C (59° - 86° F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Do not freeze or refrigerate.
Marketed by: Galderma Laboratories L.P., Fort Worth, Texas 76177. Manufactured by: Galderma Production Canada, Inc., Baie d'Urfé, QC H9X 3S4, Canada. Made in Canada.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/10/2009
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