Dermatology Book



Aka: Calcipotriene, Donovex
  1. Indication
    1. Psoriasis
  2. Dosing
    1. Ointment applied qd-bid
  3. Efficacy
    1. Begin to see benefit in 2 weeks
    2. Maximum benefit in 6-8 weeks
      1. Resolution in 10% of patients
      2. Moderate Improvement in 70% of patients
      3. No Improvement in 20% of patients
    3. Useful adjunct to PUVA
  4. Adverse effects
    1. May be irritating, more so in fold areas
    2. Do not use on face
    3. Vitamin D analog - risk of Hypercalcemia
      1. Limit to 100 grams per week
  5. Disadvantages
    1. Expensive ($100 for 2 ounces)
Medication Costs
calcipotriene (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
CALCIPOTRIENE 0.005% CREAM Generic $2.67 per gram
CALCIPOTRIENE 0.005% OINTMENT Generic $3.57 per gram
CALCIPOTRIENE 0.005% SOLUTION Generic $2.54 per ml
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calcipotriene (C0065767)

Definition (NCI) A synthetic vitamin D derivative usually formulated for topical dermatological use, antipsoriatic Calcipotriene (calcipotriol) competes equally with active 1,25-hydroxy-2D3 (the natural form of vitamin D) for 1,25-hydroxy-2D3 receptors in regulating cell proliferation and differentiation. It induces differentiation and suppresses proliferation of keratinocytes, reversing abnormal keratinocyte changes in psoriasis, and leads to normalization of epidermal growth. (NCI04)
Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C055085
SnomedCT 108910005, 126232005, 395766004
English 9,10-Secochola-5,7,10(19),22-tetraene-1,3,24-triol, 24-cyclopropyl-, (1alpha,3beta,5Z,7E,22E)-, calcipotriol, 1,24(OH)2-22-ene-24-cyclopropyl D3, calcipotriene, calcipotriene (medication), CALCIPOTRIENE, calcipotriene [Chemical/Ingredient], Calcipotriene (product), Calcipotriol, Calcipotriene preparation (product), Calcipotriene preparation, Calcipotriol (substance), Calcipotriene (substance), Calcipotriene preparation (substance), Calcipotriene
Spanish calcipotrieno (producto), calcipotrieno, preparado con calcipotrieno (producto), preparado con calcipotrieno, calcipotrieno (sustancia), calcipotriol (sustancia), calcipotriol, preparado de calcipotrieno (producto), preparado de calcipotrieno (sustancia), preparado de calcipotrieno
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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