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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Calcipotriol is a prescription psoriasis treatment medication for relief of the red and scaly skin patches that occur for people with this skin condition. Calcipotriene is a synthetic Vitamin D3 derivative that provides psoriasis relief by inhibiting the skin's ability to produce cells excessively for support of the rapid growth of skin psoriasis plaques. Calcipotriol can be especially effective as a psoriasis treatment but users should be aware that it can take up to 8 weeks to see full results with psoriasis relief when using this medication.
Standard dosage for Calcipotriol cream is to apply 2x daily.
Wash your hands.
Apply a thin layer of cream to the skin area requiring treatment for psoriasis.
Rub the cream into the skin until fully absorbed.
Wash your hands after applying.
The active ingredient in Calcipotriol is Calcipotriene.
This medication is approved for ages 12 and up only, and with no reference to Calcipotriol hair growth for patients using the cream.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels) or overly high Vitamin D levels before starting on Calcipotriol.
Use of medication may not be suitable if you are receiving phototherapy treatment for psoriasis.
Medication use may increase sensitivity to sunlight and it is best to use sun protection on treated areas if you are going to be spending prolonged time in the sun during treatment.
Use only if pregnant or breastfeeding if approved by your doctor.
There is the possibility of negative drug interaction risks between Calcipotriol and other Rx and OTC medications, including celecoxib / ubiquinone / duloxetine / fluticasone / adalimumab / pregabalin / metoprolol polyethylene glycol / esomeprazole / apremilast / acetaminophen / cyanocobalamin / cholecalciferol / diclofenac topical / bupropion / alprazolam.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Calcipotriol online.
Side effects from using Calcipotriol are uncommon, but some users may experience skin irritation, rash, or itching. If side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again about plaque psoriasis treatment alternatives.