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Drug information on Biocal (0.25 mcg) (Calcitriol) from Supermax Laboretories

Biocal (0.25 mcg)

  Tablet  
Supermax Laboretories
Generic : Calcitriol
 139.50
0.25mcg
10 Tablets
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Biocal (0.25 mcg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Biocal (0.25 mcg)

   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.

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.

How to use Biocal (0.25 mcg)?

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

When is Biocal (0.25 mcg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with vitamin D toxicity and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Biocal (0.25 mcg)

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 Biocal (0.25 mcg)

• 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 Biocal (0.25 mcg)

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



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