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Composition FOR SORIFIX

Calcipotriol(0.005%),Clobetasol(0.05%)

food interaction for SORIFIX

alcohol interaction for SORIFIX

pregnancy interaction for SORIFIX

lactation interaction for SORIFIX

medicine interaction for SORIFIX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Sorifix 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
Sorifix ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR SORIFIX

Calcipotriol(0.005%)

Uses

Calcipotriol is used in the treatment of psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash)

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

Dry skin, Skin irritation, Itching, Burning sensation, Stinging sensation, Erythema, Rash
Clobetasol(0.05%)

Uses

Clobetasol is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders and skin disorders

How it works

Clobetasol is a highly potent topical corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Muscle disorders, Electrolyte imbalance, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Application site irritation, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Itching, Itchy bump, Behavioural changes, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection

COMMON DOSAGE FOR SORIFIX OINTMENT

Patients taking SORIFIX OINTMENT

  • 96%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR SORIFIX

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR SORIFIX

  • 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 SORIFIX

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)

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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

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 used for hair loss/ does clobetasol help hair growth?
Clobetasol 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 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

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Is clobetasol propionate good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?
Clobetasol should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete's foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SORIFIX OINTMENT

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
80%
Moderately effective
20%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
80%
No
20%

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)