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Composition for PASITREX

Calcipotriol(0.005% w/w)

food interaction for PASITREX

alcohol interaction for PASITREX

pregnancy interaction for PASITREX

lactation interaction for PASITREX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Pasitrex ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Pasitrex ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for PASITREX

Calcipotriol(0.005% w/w)

Uses

Pasitrex ointment is used in the treatment of psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash).

How it works

Pasitrex ointment is a synthetic form of vitamin D belonging to the class of medicines called ‘anti-psoriatics’. Pasitrex ointment 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

Common Dosage for PASITREX OINTMENT

Patients taking PASITREX OINTMENT

  • 79%
    Once A Day
  • 11%
    Twice A Day
  • 7%
    Thrice A Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for PASITREX

2 Substitutes
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  • HEXIMAR 0.005% W/W OINTMENT
    (15 GM ointment in tube)
    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 25.80/GM of ointment
    generic_icon
    Rs. 387
    pay 92% more per GM of ointment
  • PSORIEX OINTMENT
    (30 GM ointment in tube)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 28.36/GM of ointment
    generic_icon
    Rs. 850.92
    pay 111% more per GM of ointment

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Expert advice for PASITREX

  • 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

Calcipotriol

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)