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Planex50mcg/gm

Ointment
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Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Calcipotriol
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Planex may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing ... View More
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Planex is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Planex is a topical medication used in the treatment of mild to moderately severe psoriasis. It works by lowering the rate at which skin cells grow. Thi... View More

Uses of Planex

  • Psoriasis

Side effects of Planex

Common
  • Dry skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Stinging sensation
  • Rash

How to use Planex

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and ... View More

How Planex works

Planex is a synthetic form of vitamin D belonging to the class of medicines called ‘anti-psoriatics’. It lowers the rate with which skin cells grow, the... View More

What if you forget to take Planex?

If you miss a dose of Planex, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. In case you have been advised to use this drug while breast feeding, do... View More
  • Before using calcipotriol, inform your doctor if you are taking ultraviolet (UV) light treatment.
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight should be avoided while on this treatment.
  • If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis types like ‘generalised pustular psoriasis’ or ‘erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis’, consult your doctor befo... View More
  • Application of calcipotriol on face is not recommended.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Plaque psoriasis, Scalp psoriasis, Alopecia areata

Adult Dose

Adult: Topical Plaque psoriasis As cream/oint: Apply 1-2 times/day. Max: 100 g per wk. Scalp psoriasis As soln: Apply 1-2 times/day. Max: 60 mL ... View More

Child Dose

Topical/Cutaneous Mild to moderate plaque psoriasis Child: Apply cream/ointment 2 times daily. Max: >12 yr: 75 g/wk; 6-12 yr: 50 g/week.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity.

Mode of Action

Calcipotriol is a derivative of vitamin D3. It has the property of inducing differentiation and suppression of keratinocytes.

Precaution

Not to be applied on the face; pregnancy and lactation.

Side Effect

Skin irritation, erythema, scaling; hypercalcemia w/ high doses.

descriptionDisclaimer

The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More