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What is Enstilar?

Enstilar is a topical medication for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. It is a combination of the drugs calcipotriene (an analog of vitamin D) and betamethasone (a corticosteroid), dispensed as a foam spray directly on the scaly red patches caused by plaque psoriasis. Enstilar may be used once a day; use should be stopped when control of the affected area is achieved. Enstilar should not be used on a daily basis for more than 4 weeks. Enstilar is not approved for use by children; it has not been proven safe for use by pregnant or nursing women. Side effects include hives and itching, inflammation of hair follicles, and a worsening of psoriasis. It should not be used on the face, armpit, or groin.  

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