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Vectical Ointment Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- What are the possible side effects of calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- What is the most important information I should know about calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- How should I use calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vectical Ointment)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vectical Ointment)?
- What should I avoid while using calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- What other drugs will affect calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vectical Ointment)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Vectical Ointment)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, or confusion.
What should I avoid while using calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
Avoid exposing treated skin areas to sunlight or tanning beds. Calcitriol topical can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or mouth, or on your lips. If this does happen, rinse with water.
What other drugs will affect calcitriol topical (Vectical Ointment)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- other medicines to treat psoriasis;
- vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D; or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with calcitriol topical. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about calcitriol topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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