What is Sorilux?
Sorilux Foam is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in people 4 years of age and older.
It is not known if Sorilux Foam is safe and effective in people under 4 years old.
What is the most important information I should know about Sorilux?
Sorilux Foam is for use on the skin only (topical use). Do not use Sorilux Foam in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.
Who should not use Sorilux?
Do not use Sorilux Foam if you have been told by your healthcare provider that you have a high level of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia).
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Sorilux?
Before using Sorilux Foam, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Sorilux Foam will harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Sorilux Foam passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with Sorilux Foam.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use Sorilux?
- Use Sorilux Foam exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it. See the detailed Instructions for use that come with Sorilux Foam.
- Sorilux Foam is usually applied to the affected skin areas 2 times each day.
- For your scalp, apply Sorilux Foam when your hair is dry.
- Talk with your healthcare provider if your skin does not improve after 8 weeks of treatment with Sorilux Foam.
- Wash your hands after applying Sorilux Foam unless you are using the medicine to treat your hands.
What should I avoid while using Sorilux?
- Sorilux Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, and smoking during and right after you apply Sorilux Foam.
- Avoid getting Sorilux Foam on your face or in or near your eyes. If Sorilux Foam gets on your face or in your eyes, rinse well with water.
What are the possible side effects of Sorilux?
Sorilux Foam may cause serious side effects, including:
- Too much calcium in your blood. Your healthcare provider may tell you to stop using Sorilux Foam until your calcium levels become normal.
The most common side effects of Sorilux Foam include redness and pain of the treated skin areas.
These are not all the possible side effects of Sorilux Foam.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
You may also report side effects to Mayne Pharma at 1-844-825-8500.
General information about the safe and effective use of Sorilux
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Sorilux Foam for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Sorilux Foam to other people even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about Sorilux Foam that is written for health professionals.
How should I store Sorilux?
- Store Sorilux Foam at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20C° to 25°C).
- Do not store Sorilux Foam in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Do not expose Sorilux Foam to heat or store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C).
- Do not puncture or burn the Sorilux Foam can.
Keep Sorilux Foam and all medicines out of the reach of children.
What are the ingredients in Sorilux?
Active ingredient: calcipotriene
Inactive ingredients: cetyl alcohol, dibasic sodium phosphate, dl-α-tocopherol, edetate disodium, isopropyl myristate, light mineral oil, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, propylene glycol, purified water, stearyl alcohol, and white petrolatum. The foam is dispensed from an aluminum can pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/n-butane/isobutane) propellant.
Calcipotriene Foam 0.005%
- Sorilux Foam is for use on the skin only (topical use). Do not use Sorilux Foam in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.
- Avoid getting Sorilux Foam on your face or in your eyes. If you accidentally get Sorilux Foam on your face or in your eyes, rinse well with water.
How to apply Sorilux Foam to your body:
Follow your healthcare providers instructions on how much Sorilux Foam to use and where to use it. Wash your hands after applying Sorilux Foam unless you are treating areas on your hands.
Step 1. Before applying Sorilux Foam for the first time, break the tiny plastic piece at the base of the can's rim by gently pushing back (away from the piece) on the nozzle. See Figure A.
Step 2: Shake the can of Sorilux Foam before use. See Figure B.
Step 3: Turn the can of Sorilux Foam upside down and press the nozzle. See Figure C.
Step 4. Dispense a small amount of Sorilux Foam into the palm of your hand. See Figure D.
Step 5. Use enough Sorilux Foam to cover the affected area with a thin layer. Gently rub the foam into the affected area until it disappears into the skin. See FigureS E and F.
How to apply Sorilux Foam to your scalp:
Step 6. Apply Sorilux Foam to your scalp when your hair is dry. Part your hair and apply directly on the affected area. See Figure G. Wash your hands after applying Sorilux Foam.
Instructions for use last revised 11/2019.