calcitriol (topical) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Vectical)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Vectical)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, or confusion.
What should I avoid while using calcitriol topical (Vectical)?
Avoid exposing treated skin areas to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Calcitriol topical can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or mouth, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.
What other drugs will affect calcitriol topical (Vectical)?
Before using calcitriol topical, tell your doctor if you are also using:
- 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 there may be other drugs that can interact with calcitriol topical. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has 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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