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Side effect(s) of Calcitriol

Read the side effects of Calcitriol as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

Other Precautions :  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

Drug Name : Calcitriol

Calcitriol(Rocaltrol) generic 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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