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Alfacalcirol (Calcitriol) Drug Price and Information

Alfacalcirol is a synthetic vitamin D analog, prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis. It helps proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphate in the body.

Alfacalcirol

  Capsule
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Calcitriol
 48.87
0.25mcg
10 Capsules
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    Drug information on Alfacalcirol (Calcitriol) from Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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    Drug Name : Calcitriol

    Calcitriol(Rocaltrol) generic Alfacalcirol is a synthetic vitamin D analog, prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis. It helps proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphate in the body.
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    Medical condition(s) for which Alfacalcirol may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    PO- The recommended initial dose is 1 mcg (0.02 mcg/kg) to 2 mcg administered three times weekly, approximately every other day.

    Side effects of Alfacalcirol

    Central Nervous System : Weakness, headache, sensory disturbances, muscle weakness, mood changes and drowsiness.

    Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, metallic taste, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or stomach pain.

    Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain and bone pain.

    Genitourinary : Nighttime urination, frequent urination, urinary tract infection and Blood urea nitrogen.

    Metabolic : Weight loss, increased thirst, dehydration, increased fat in blood and elevated liver enzymes.

    Eye and ENT : Eye inflammation and photophobia.

    Heart : High blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.

    Central Nervous System : Muscle weakness and mood changes.

    How to use Alfacalcirol?

    It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

    When Should Alfacalcirol not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with vitamin D toxicity and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Alfacalcirol

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney disease, kidney stones, hardening of the arteries, high phosphate level in the blood, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    Avoid excess dosage.

    It may lead to dehydration, drink enough fluid.

    Other Precautions for Alfacalcirol

    • Patients with kidney disease should consult a nephrologist before drinking plenty of liquid.
    • Monitor serum calcium levels to avoid the risk of hypercalcemia.
    • Special diet should be followed while taking calcitriol
    • Patients on dialysis requires low phosphate diet

    Storage Conditions for Alfacalcirol

    Store the medication at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).



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