Psoriex Ointment

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Psoriex 0.005% w/w Ointment

Primarily used for

30 gm in 1 tube

Medicine Overview of Psoriex Ointment


Uses of Psoriex Ointment

Psoriex Ointment is used in the treatment of psoriasis.

Side effects of Psoriex Ointment


Dry skin, Skin irritation, Itching, Burning sensation, Stinging sensation, Redness of skin, Rash.


How to use Psoriex Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Psoriex Ointment works

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

In Depth Information on Psoriex Ointment

Expert advice for Psoriex Ointment

  • 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.
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Special precautions for Psoriex Ointment
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Psoriex 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.
Psoriex Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Psoriex Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Psoriex Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Psoriex Ointment is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Psoriex Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Psoriex Ointment is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Calcipotriol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Psoriex 0.005% w/w Ointment

Frequently asked questions for Calcipotriol

No. Psoriex is not a steroid
No. Calciportiol is not an ‘over the counter' drug. It is available only by prescription
Psoriex is used in treatment of psoriasis (development of red/silver colored scaly patches on skin)
Psoriex is considered to be effective when used at the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor
For best results Psoriex 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
Psoriex 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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