Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Vectical is used to treat mild to moderate psoriasis. It is a form of vitamin D. This topical medicine works by reducing the production of extra skin cells that may build up and form scales on the skin. In addition, it decreases the activity of immune cells in the skin. It belongs to a class of medications called vitamin D analogs. Vectical comes as an ointment that is applied to the areas of skin affected by psoriasis usually two times a day, in the morning and evening. People using this medicine should avoid exposing treated skin areas to sunlight or tanning beds and wear protective clothing when going out.
Vectical should not be used by the following:
Before using Vectical ointment, tell the doctor if you have one of these other conditions:
Calcitriol is the generic name of the trade name drug Vectical.
The possible side effects of Vectical include the following:
The body systems that may be harmed by Vectical include the metabolic, dermatologic, and urinary systems.
The food items can help prevent and/or treat hypercalcemia, a side effect of Vectical, include soy products, such as soy milk, yogurt, and cheese.
The food items that can prevent the worsening of psoriasis include fish oil and foods rich in antioxidants, such as garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, carrots, tomatoes, collards, cabbage, and cauliflower.
The following are natural remedies for treating pain and itching due to the worsening of psoriasis, a side effect of Vectical:
Vectical is a topical medicine used to treat mild to moderate psoriasis.
Vectical works by reducing the production of extra skin cells that may build up and form scales on the skin.
Vectical can cause an allergic reaction, blistering of the skin, worsening psoriasis, and hypercalcemia.
Vectical can also cause mild itching and skin pain and discomfort.
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