Calcipotriene is a man-made form of vitamin D. It is involved in the growth and development of skin cells. Calcipotriene topical (for the skin) is used to treat plaque psoriasis (psoriasis with scaly patches). Calcipotriene topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Calcitrene is a synthetic derivative of another substance called calcitriol. The latter is a form of some important vitamins precisely Vitamins D. The drug is approved to be used for a few conditions including psoriasis. Doctors and researchers believe that the drug has a long-term effect in the management of psoriatic conditions.