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Because Sorilux may increase the level of calcium in the blood, it is possible that using too much of this medication may cause dangerously high blood calcium levels. Other warnings and precautions for Sorilux include potential drug interactions and allergic reactions. This product is not suitable for everyone, so talk with your healthcare provider if you have hypercalcemia or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Sorilux® (calcipotriene foam) if you have:
  • High blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Sorilux

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this medication include the following:
  • Sorilux may increase the level of calcium in the blood. It is possible that overuse may cause dangerous hypercalcemia. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of hypercalcemia, such as:
    • Constipation, nausea, or vomiting
    • Muscle achiness or weakness
    • Kidney stones
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or side pain
    • Confusion or lethargy
    • Increased thirst and frequent urination.
  • 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 can potentially react with a few medications (see Sorilux Drug Interactions).
  • This product is a pregnancy Category C drug, which means it might not be safe to use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, check with your healthcare provider before using Sorilux (see Sorilux and Pregnancy for more information).
  • It is unknown if Sorilux passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, check with your healthcare provider or your child's healthcare provider before using it (see Sorilux and Breastfeeding).
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