Sorilux (generic: calcipotriene) is a prescription medication used to treat plaque psoriasis. Sorilux belongs to a group of drugs called synthetic vitamin D3 derivatives. The exact way Sorilux works to treat plaque psoriasis is unknown.
This medication comes in the form of a foam. It is usually applied to the skin twice daily.
Common side effects of Sorilux are irritation, redness, and itching of the skin treated.
Sorilux Foam is a prescription medicine used on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis in adults. This medication is a synthetic form of vitamin D.
The most common side effects of Sorilux Foam are:
- itching of the treated skin areas.
Sorilux can cause high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia). Symptoms of hypercalcemia include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle and joint aches
- Lethargy and fatigue
This is a potentially serious side effect. If you develop symptoms of hypercalcemia, call your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Sorilux Foam. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
No Sorilux Foam drug interactions have been identified, however, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.
Tell your doctor if you are taking vitamin D or calcium supplements, lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith), or thiazide diuretics. All of these medications can increase calcium levels in the blood and when combined with Sorilux, may lead to too high blooc calcium levels (hypercalcemia).
- Do not use Sorilux Foam if you have been told by your doctor that you have a high level of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia).
- Keep Sorilux Foam out of your eyes.
- Do not use Sorilux Foam if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
- Avoid excessive exposure of the treated areas to either natural or artificial sunlight, including tanning beds and sun lamps.
- Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and immediately following application since SORILUX Foam is flammable.
Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Sorilux Foam there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving Sorilux Foam.
Before you use Sorilux Foam, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Sorilux Foam will harm your unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Sorilux Foam passes into breast milk. Do not apply Sorilux Foam to the chest area if you are breastfeeding a baby. This will help to prevent the baby from accidentally getting Sorilux Foam into their mouth.
Apply Sorilux Foam exactly as prescribed.
- Sorilux Foam is usually applied to the affected skin areas two times each day.
- Sorilux Foam is for use on the skin only. Do not get the foam in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
- Sorilux Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and right after you apply Sorilux Foam to your skin.
- Avoid excessive sunlight. Wear a hat and clothes that cover the treated areas of your skin if you have to be in sunlight.
- Before applying Sorilux Foam for the first time, break the tiny plastic piece at the base of the can’s rim by gently pushing back (away from the piece) on the nozzle.
- Shake the Sorilux Foam can before use.
- Turn the Sorilux Foam can upside down and press the nozzle.
- Dispense a small amount of foam into the palm of your hand.
- Use enough foam to cover the affected area with a thin layer. Gently rub the foam into the affected area until it disappears into the skin.
- Avoid getting foam in or near the eyes, mouth, or vagina. Wash hands after applying Sorilux Foam (excluding affected areas of the hands).
Use Sorilux Foam as directed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Do not adjust your dose without the advice of your doctor.
Sorilux Foam is usually applied to the affected skin areas two times each day.
Talk to your doctor if your skin does not improve after treatment with Sorilux Foam after 8 weeks.
If you use too much Solirux, call your local Poison Control Center or seek emergency medical attention right away.
Do not place Sorilux Foam in the refrigerator or freezer. Store at room temperature. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.