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Drug information on Strongcal-CM (Calcitriol) from ASTRA IDL LTD

Strongcal-CM

  Softgel capsule
ASTRA IDL LTD
Generic : Calcitriol
 147.00
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Strongcal-CM may be prescribed


Side effects of Strongcal-CM

   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 Strongcal-CM?

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

When is Strongcal-CM not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with vitamin D toxicity and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Strongcal-CM

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 Strongcal-CM

• 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 Strongcal-CM

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



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