Side Effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Calcipotriol. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

Very common (affect more than 1 in 10 people)

  • Skin irritation in area of use.

Common (affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people)

  • Rash.
  • Burning or stinging sensation.
  • Itching.
  • Dry skin.
  • Reddening of skin.
  • Skin inflammation (contact dermatitis).

Uncommon (affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 people)

  • Aggravation of psoriasis.
  • Eczema.

Very rare (affect less than 1 in 10,000 people)

  • Allergic reactions.
  • Increased level of calcium in the blood or urine (especially if the recommended dose is exceeded).

Unknown frequency

  • Abnormal reaction of the skin to light, usually a rash (photosensitivity).
  • Temporary changes in skin pigmentation.
  • Hives.
  • Facial swelling.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Calcipotriol, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.