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Composition for PASITREX C

Calcipotriol(0.005% w/w),Clobetasol Topical(0.05% w/w)

food interaction for PASITREX C

alcohol interaction for PASITREX C

pregnancy interaction for PASITREX C

lactation interaction for PASITREX C

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pasitrex c ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Pasitrex c ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Calcipotriol(0.005% w/w)


Calcipotriol is used in treatment of psoriasis (development of red/silver colored scaly patches on skin).

How it works

Calcipotriol is a synthetic form of vitamin D belonging to the class of medicines called ‘anti-psoriatics’. Calcipotriol lowers down the rate with which skin cells grow, thereby controlling the psoriatic condition.

Common side effects

Rash, Burning sensation, Dermatitis, Dry skin, Skin redness, Skin flakes, Itching, Skin irritation, Stinging sensation, Worsening of psoriasis, Increased calcium level in blood, Increased calcium in urine
Clobetasol Topical(0.05% w/w)


Clobetasol topical is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions, including immune-mediated skin disease with red scaly patches (psoriasis).

How it works

Clobetasol belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the action of certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Itching


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Expert advice for PASITREX C

  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. In case you have been advised to use this drug while breast feeding, do not apply it on breast area.
  • Before using calcipotriol, inform your doctor if you are taking ultraviolet (UV) light treatment.
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight should be avoided while on this treatment.
  • If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis types like ‘generalised pustular psoriasis’ or ‘erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis’, consult your doctor before using calcipotriol.
  • Application of calcipotriol on face is not recommended.

Frequently asked questions for PASITREX C


Q. Is calcipotriol a steroid?
No. calcipotriol is not a steroid.
Q. Is calcipotriol’ over the counter’ drug?
No. Calciportiol is not an ‘over the counter’ drug. It is available only by prescription. 
Q. What is calcipotriol used/indicated for?
Calcipotriol is used in treatment of psoriasis (development of red/silver colored scaly patches on skin).
Q. How effective is calcipotriol?
Calcipotriol is considered to be effective when used at the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
Q. How long does calcipotriol take to work?
For best results calcipotriol is used once/twice daily (as instructed by your doctor). Usually changes in the skin can be seen after around two weeks as the psoriatic patches clear up/flatten. Redness of the skin will also start to reduce then. 
Q. What is calcipotriol ointment/solution?
Calcipotriol is a drug used in treatment of psoriasis. It is available in different forms like cream, ointment, gel or solution for application to the affected areas of skin or scalp.

Clobetasol Topical

Q. Is clobetasol propionate a steroid/ an antifungal/ OTC?
Clobetasol (also available as cosvate cream, cosvate G) is a potent topical corticosteroid used for the treatment of itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions. It is not an antifungal. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor. 
Q. Is clobetasol propionate topical used for hair loss/ does clobetasol help hair growth?
Clobetasol topical is used for discomfort in various scalp and skin conditions; however not used for treatment of hair loss or hair growth. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does clobetasol propionate topical cause hair loss / thinning of skin?
Long-term use of steroids may damage your hair or skin. Always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is clobetasol propionate topical good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?
Clobetasol topical should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete’s foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)