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What should I know before using topical vitamin D to treat psoriasis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, calcitriol and calcipotriene may not be good options for you. It is not known if they are safe for pregnant women.

If you are breastfeeding, calcipotriene may not be a good option for you. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk. 

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