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Vectical topical ointment treats mild to moderate plaque psoriasis, a skin disease with red patches and white scales that do not go away. Vectical is a form of vitamin D. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Vectical comes as an ointment to apply to the skin. It is usually applied two times a day, in the morning and evening. Apply Vectical ointment at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Apply Vectical ointment exactly as directed.
Apply Vectical ointment to the areas of skin affected by plaque psoriasis. Do not apply calcitriol ointment to healthy skin or anywhere on your face, eyes, lips, or vagina. Do not swallow the medication.
Apply the ointment to the affected skin and gently rub the ointment into the skin until no medication is visible. Do not cover the skin where you applied Vectical ointment with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor tells you you should. Wash your hands well with soap and water after you apply Vectical ointment.
Before Using Vectical ointment, please consider the following:
Using Vectical can affect your body's ability to metabolize calcium. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia), including:
Common Vectical ointment side effects may include:
What happens if you miss a dose of Vectical ointment?
Use the Vectical ointment as soon as possible, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if you overdose on Vectical ointment?
Seek emergency medical attention.
What should you avoid while using Vectical ointment?
Vectical ointment could make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when you are outdoors.
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or mouth or your vagina.
What are the possible side effects of Vectical ointment?
Pain, burning, itching, redness, or peeling at the application site may occur.