Sorilux

Generic Name: Calcipotriene

  • What is Sorilux?

    Sorilux is a topical (medicine applied to the skin surface) medicine used to treat plaque psoriasis (immune disorder that affects the skin).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Sorilux?

    Sorilux is for topical use only. Do not get Sorilux in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

    Wear a hat and clothes that cover the treated areas of your skin if you have to be in sunlight.

  • Who should not take Sorilux?

    Do not use Sorilux if you have a high level of calcium in your blood. Also, do not use Sorilux if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Sorilux?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Sorilux. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are getting light therapy for your psoriasis, have high levels of calcium in your blood, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply a thin layer of Sorilux twice a day to the affected areas and rub in gently and completely.

  • How should I take Sorilux?

    Apply Sorilux exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Sorilux.

  • What should I avoid while taking Sorilux?

    Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and right after you apply Sorilux to your skin. Avoid excessive sunlight.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sorilux?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Sorilux at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Sorilux?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: irritation, itching, redness of the treated skin areas

  • Can I receive Sorilux if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Sorilux during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Sorilux?

    If you miss a dose of Sorilux, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Sorilux?

    Store at room temperature.