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Sorvate Ointment



Sorvate Ointment is used for treatment of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. It works on extra skin cells which may build up and form scales of the skin. This medicine slows down the growth of these cells and also decreases the activity of immune cells in the skin.

Sorvate Ointment has an active form of Vitamin D is for external use only. Apply this medicine in the quantity as advised by your doctor. Before applying the ointment, the affected area should be clean and dry. It is advised to wash hands thoroughly before and after application of this medicine.

The side effects of this medicine include blistering or itching. If these symptoms persist for a longer duration, please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant. However, it is safe to use this medicine in breastfeeding.

Consult your doctor if you plan to take any other form of Vitamin D along with this medicine Do not take any other form of Vitamin D along with this medicine without consultation of your doctor.

Uses of Sorvate Ointment

Side effects of Sorvate Ointment

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Sorvate 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.

How Sorvate Ointment works

Sorvate Ointment is the active form of Vitamin D. It works by slowing down the growth of extra skin cells that may build up and form scales on the skin and by decreasing the activity of immune cells in the skin.

Safety Advice

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Sorvate Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Sorvate Ointment is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Sorvate Ointment
₹16.25/gm of Ointment
Psorafuse Ointment
Mankind Pharma Ltd
₹18.13/gm of Ointment
12% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Do not take any other forms of Vitamin D unless your doctor suggests.
  • Take calcium supplements along with Vitamin D3 as suggested by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (such as water) as it is important not to become dehydrated. 
  • Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb calcitriol.
  • Consult your doctor if you notice a metallic taste in mouth, muscle or joint pain, headache or drowziness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sorvate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Orli-Misia, Redufat, Orlistat

Patient Concerns

I am sufring from psouriasis? advice me?
Dr. Atula Gupta
Cap Maxepa once daily for 3 months . Pasitrex c ointment or sorvate c ointment twice daily for 2 weeks . Nbuvb phototherapy to clear lesions . Stop smoking . Avoid stressSkinAid clinic Gurgaon 9XXXXXX
RA factor -negative. Psorysis at Palm & feet Presently ointment used propylsalisilate. When ointment is used then it is under control but how I can remove permanent ly?
Dr. Himanshu Gupta
Psoriasis can not be cured completely but reasonably controlled with medicines
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User Feedback


Q. Is calcitriol an OTC drug?

Calcitriol is not available as OTC drug

Q. Is calcitriol a hormone, is it vitamin D and is it same as vitamin D3?

Calcitriol is a steroid hormone, a form of Vitamin D, also called Vitamin D3

Q. Is Sorvate lipid soluble?

Yes, Sorvate is lipid soluble

Q. Is Sorvate same as cholecalciferol?

Vitamin D3 has several forms: Cholecalciferol is an inactive, unhydroxylated form of vitamin D3, whereas Sorvate (also called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) is the active form of D3

Q. Is Sorvate a phosphate binder?

No, Sorvate is not a phosphate binder

Q. What is Bio-D3 max, Bio-D3plus?

Bio-D3 Max and Bio D3 plus are combinational drugs which contains calcitriol

Q. What is rocaltrol capsule/is it generic/ is it vitamin D3/ is it vitamin D what is rocaltrol 0.25/ what it is used for/ is it gluten free/ is it available over the counter?

Rocaltrol is a trade (brand) name for synthetic calcitriol (form of vitamin D, vitamin D3). It is available as 0.25 and 0.5 mg capsules. Rocaltrol works by making your body absorb more calcium from your diet. This helps to form healthy bones and reduce bone damage. It is gluten free. Rocaltrol is not available over the counter.

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
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