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Calcitriol

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Calcitriol helps in the control of some conditions that arise because of fluctuating levels of the parathyroid hormone in the body. It effectively manages low levels of calcium, in those who are undergoing chronic kidney dialysis.

The drug is a type of Vitamin D, and helps the body absorb calcium as well as phosphate properly, in order to prevent the development of related health problems.

The drug should not be used if one is allergic to any component in it or if you have extremely high levels of calcium and Vitamin D in the body.

Calcitriol can be taken either with food or without. Patients who are on Calcitriol, should avoid the use of mineral oils and antacids that contain magnesium, primarily because they interfere with the effects of the drug. In case of a missed dose, take it immediately when you remember. If it is already time for the following dose, jus skip the dose that is missed and return to proper schedule.

Certain side effects that may occur when taking Calcitriol are- hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria, that may lead to symptoms like weakness, headache, nausea, pain the in bones and muscles, constipation and dryness of the mouth.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Orthopedist before using this medicine.

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  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Sorvate c ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Contraindicated in patients with severe impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Calcitriol as ingredient

Calcitriol is a medicine that is used to maintain and balance parathyroid hormone in the body. It is a form of vitamin D and helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphate in the body.

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