Sorilux

Sorilux is a type of foam used to treat plaque psoriasis. It is approved for use in adults and is typically applied to the affected areas twice daily. Although this is a synthetic form of vitamin D, it is not entirely clear how this medication works. On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than treating plaque psoriasis.

At this time, Sorilux is sometimes used to treat vitiligo, a skin condition involving patchy loss of pigment. Sorilux is made by DPT Laboratories, Ltd., for Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. For most people, the standard dosage of Sorilux is a small amount of the foam applied to the affected area twice daily. Because of the flammable nature of this product, avoid smoking or flames during and immediately after applying it. It is also important to avoid excessive sun exposure on the affected areas where the medicine has been applied. Sorilux has the active ingredient of calciproteine foam in it.

How to Use Sorilux Foam

  • Sorilux comes in the form of a foam and is usually applied twice daily to the affected areas. Make sure to rub it in gently and completely.
  • Make sure to keep Sorilux away from the eyes.
  • Wash your hands after applying this product, unless you are treating your hands.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on areas of the body where Sorilux has been applied.
  • Avoid smoking or flames during and immediately following application, due to the flammable nature of the product.

Cautions before Use Sorilux Foam

The cautions, which should be taken with Sorilux, are as follows:

  • Sorilux may increase the level of calcium in the blood. It is possible that overuse will cause dangerous hypercalcemia. 
  • Some of the inactive ingredients in Sorilux are flammable. Make sure to avoid smoking or any flames while applying the product and immediately after.
  • Avoid exposing any treated area of the body to excessive sunlight, including artificial sunlight such as sun lamps or tanning booths.
  • Sorilux may cause kidney stones, Muscle achiness or weakness and increased thirst and frequent urination.

Sorilux Foam Side Effects

The side effects, which may arise due to use of Sorilux, are as follows:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea, or vomiting
  • Muscle achiness or weakness
  • Kidney stones
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain or side pain
  • Confusion or lethargy
  • Increased thirst and frequent urination

Sorilux Foam Reactions and Overdose

Sorilux is a synthetic form of vitamin D. Using too much may cause high levels of calcium in the blood known as hypercalcemia. Taking calcium could make this problem worse. For people using Sorilux appropriately, a normal dosage of a calcium supplement is unlikely to cause problems.

Sorilux may interfere with certain other medications. Although, it is applied to the skin, some of the medication enters the bloodstream and Sorilux may potentially interact with several other drugs, such as calcium, lithium, and thiazide diuretics. If you use too much Sorilux while taking any of these products, it may cause high levels of calcium in the blood.

The overdose effects will depend on how much was taken and whether it was taken by mouth or applied to the skin. The most likely effect of an overdose with Sorilux is high blood calcium levels, which could be potentially dangerous. Treatment will likely include stopping the medication or taken under strict medical supervision.

 

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