Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Doxercalciferol

Generic Name : Doxercalciferol

Pronunciation : DOR-nase AL-fuh

Latest prescription information about Doxercalciferol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihyperparathyroid Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Doxercalciferol

India : 

International : 

Hectorol

Why is Doxercalciferol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I (rhDNase) enzyme, prescribed for lung infections and to improve lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis. It helps in proper absorption of calcium and phosphate by the body.

When should Doxercalciferol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are allergic to chinese hamster ovary cell products, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Doxercalciferol?

The recommended dose is one 2.5 mg single-use ampule inhaled once daily- using a recommended nebulizer.

How should Doxercalciferol be taken?

It comes as a solution to inhale by mouth as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Doxercalciferol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Doxercalciferol?

   Gastrointestinal : Intestinal obstruction, gall bladder disease and liver disease.
   Metabolic : Increased sugar, weight loss, and decrease in oxygen.
   Respiratory : Shortness of breath, lung inflammation, change in sputum, cough increase, difficulty in breathing, blood-stained sputum, nasal polyps, pneumonia, increased sputum and wheezing.

What are the other precautions for Doxercalciferol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Doxercalciferol?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C). Do not freeze it.

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