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The Journal of dermatological treatment

Calcitriol ointment: a review of a topical vitamin D analog for psoriasis.


PMID 19444692

Abstract

Topical vitamin D analogs are a safe and effective treatment for psoriasis vulgaris. This is a brief review of calcitriol 3 microg/g ointment in the treatment of psoriasis. Calcitriol has been safely used outside the USA in Europe under the trade name Silkis Ointment for almost a decade in the treatment of psoriasis, and it is currently FDA-approved as Vectical Ointment. Calcitriol 3 microg/g ointment is a synthetic topical vitamin D analog considered to be as effective as other vitamin D analogs but with a better tolerability in sensitive areas.