Laretol 1Mcg Injection
Laretol 1Mcg Injection is used to treat patients with kidney disease (renal osteodystrophy). It also helps in curing postmenopausal osteoporosis. When taken in combination with other drugs, this medicine also helps in treating plaque psoriasis. It is also helpful in reducing elevated parathyroid hormone levels.
The drug is a type of Vitamin D which helps the body to absorb calcium as well as phosphate. The drug should not be used if:
- You are allergic to any component in it.
- You have extremely high levels of calcium and Vitamin D in the body.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
This drug can be taken either with food or without. You are advised to visit a doctor if any of the side effects last for more than a week.
Following the withdrawal of Laretol 1Mcg Injection, treatment consists of bed rest, liberal intake of fluids, reduced calcium intake, and cathartic administration. Severe hypercalcemia requires I.V. hydration and forced diuresis. I.V. saline may increase excretion of calcium.
Laretol 1Mcg Injection, cholestyramine, prednisone, sodium EDTA, biphosphonates, and mithramycin have all been used successfully to treat the more resistant cases of vitamin D-induced hypercalcemia.
Take the exact dose as prescribed; do not increase the dose. Maintain the recommended diet and calcium supplementation. Avoid taking magnesium-containing antacids. You may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or metallic taste (frequent small meals, frequent mouth care, chewing gum, or sucking lozenges may help); or hypotension (use caution when rising from sitting or lying position or when climbing stairs or bending over).
This medicine is used to treat:
Chronic Malabsorption Syndrome
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Women who are pregnant must consult a doctor before using this medicine.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?In case of breastfeeding, take medical help immediately.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Please consult a 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
How long is the duration of effect?The duration of effect of this medication lasts for upto 5 to 8 hours.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
What is the onset of action?No information available.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Take medical help in case of overdose.
This is used to maintain and balance of parathyroid hormone in the body. The active constituent of the medication is a form of vitamin D and aids calcium and phosphate absorption in the body.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- Decreased effect/absorption: Cholestyramine, colestipol.
- Increased effect: Thiazide diuretics.
- Additive effect: Magnesium-containing antacids.
Interaction with Disease
Interaction with Food
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