Sorilux Uses

Sorilux is approved for treating plaque psoriasis, a chronic skin disease. The medicine is approved only for adults. The medication is a synthetic form of vitamin D, although it is not known how it works to treat plaque psoriasis. Using Sorilux for treating vitiligo, a skin condition characterized by patchy loss of pigment, is one "off-label" (unapproved) use of this medication.

What Is Sorilux Used For?

Sorilux® (calcipotriene foam) is a prescription medication licensed to treat plaque psoriasis.
 
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease believed to be caused by an overactive immune system (see Psoriasis Causes for more information). There are several different types of psoriasis, and symptoms vary, depending on the type. Plaque psoriasis is characterized by thickened, swollen, and red skin, often covered with silver scales.
 
Psoriasis treatment may include:
 
  • Medicines applied to the skin (topical treatment)
  • Light treatments (phototherapy)
  • Psoriasis medication, whether by mouth or injection, that treats the whole immune system (called systemic therapy).
     
Sorilux is a topical psoriasis medication. It is approved to treat psoriasis of the body and/or scalp.
 

How Does Sorilux Work?

Sorilux is a synthetic form of vitamin D. It is not entirely clear how this medication works to treat plaque psoriasis.
 

Is It Safe for Use in Children?

Sorilux is not approved for children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Sorilux in children.
 

Sorilux Medication Information

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