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Sorvate Ointment

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Product introduction

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 is for external use only. Apply it 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, consult your doctor. Do not take any other form of vitamin D along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Uses of Sorvate Ointment

Benefits of Sorvate Ointment

In Treatment of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly. Sorvate Ointment works by killing and slowing down these fast-growing cells. Use it exactly as prescribed and for as long as it is prescribed to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Sorvate Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sorvate

  • Blisters on skin
  • Itching

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.
Breast feeding
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.
Breastfeeding women should not to apply Sorvate Ointment directly to the nipple and areola to avoid direct infant exposure.
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All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Sorvate Ointment is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis.
  • Apply a thin layer of ointment twice a day, morning and evening.
  • Do not use more than the maximum recommended amount of ointment each day.
  • Remember to wash your hands well after using Sorvate Ointment. This will help to prevent accidentally getting it onto your eyes, lips, or facial skin which could cause irritation.
  • Do not cover the affected area of the skin with dressing or a bandage after applying Sorvate Ointment.
  • Avoid excessive exposure of the treated areas to sunlight. Wear clothing that protects your skin from the sun.
  • If you are also using a moisturizer for your skin, use it first and then wait until it is completely absorbed by your skin before applying Sorvate Ointment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vitamin D Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class

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
I have some rashes like patches on scalp Fungal infection
Dr. Rajesh Garg
Internal Medicine
Sent Pict. May be psoriasis

User feedback


Q. How to use Sorvate Ointment?

Before using Sorvate Ointment, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Sorvate Ointment gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. Is Sorvate Ointment effective?

Sorvate Ointment is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Sorvate Ointment too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Sorvate Ointment?

Be careful not to get Sorvate Ointment into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Sorvate Ointment if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Sorvate Ointment with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Sorvate Ointment only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Sorvate Ointment?

If you forget to use Sorvate Ointment, do not worry and continue using Sorvate Ointment as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Sorvate Ointment safe?

Sorvate Ointment is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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Name: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Address: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: May, 2024

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