Drug products: Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Sandoz, Daivobet, Daivobet®, Daivonex, Daivonex®, Daivonex® Combipack, Dovobet, Dovobet®, Enstilar, Enstilar®, Kalcipotriol/Betametason Ebb, Xamiol, Xamiol®, Zoriaxiol
ATC code: D05AX02, D05AX52
No studies with a clinically relevant analysis of sex differences regarding pharmacokinetics or safety of calcitriol/calcipotriene have been found although a small study regarding effect of calcitriol/calcipotriene found no differences in time to remission.
No difference between men and women has been shown for transdermal absorption in general .
In a study of patients with psoriasis vulgaris (43 men, 17 women) who had undergone narrowband ultraviolet B therapy and topical vitamin D3 (calcitriol/calcipotriene or maxacalcitol) the remission period from end of treatment to re-exacerbation was found to be similar in men and women .
No studies with a clinically relevant sex analysis regarding adverse effects of calcitriol/calcipotriene have been found.
Regarding teratogenic aspects, please consult Janusmed Drugs and Birth Defects (in Swedish, Janusmed fosterpåverkan).
In a study of children with psoriasis (74 boys, 51 girls) (60 were treated with calcitriol/calcipotriene, unknown distribution of boys and girls) showed that the boys were more severely affected than the girls .
A US survey study from 1994 to 2001 in (2,109,075 men, 3,721,931 women) showed a peak in calcitriol/calcipotriene use in women during the first three years after its introduction 1994 and a large use off label, but after four years from introduction the use became quite similar in men and women .
A database including patients (469 men, 568 women) from outpatient clinics specialized in chronic pruritus showed sex and gender differences in etiology, presentation and impact and quality of life of the disease .
Date of litterature search: 2017-05-10
Reviewed by: Mia von Euler
Approved by: Karin Schenck-Gustafsson