General English name: Alfacalcidol
Application: Increase bone health
Alphacalcidol Drug Information
Medication Information: Alphacalcidol is a type of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. All three of these substances are important for maintaining the health of teeth and bones.
There are several types of vitamin D available, but many more need to be activated by the kidneys. Alphacalcidol is a form of vitamin D that does not require this activation process and is useful for people who need to have strong bones and kidney problems at the same time. You may also need mineral supplements along with taking this vitamin D (alphacalcidol). Alphacalcidol is available as capsules, oral drops, and as an injection.
Contraindications to the use of alphacalcidol
If you have symptoms of high calcium (decreased appetite, feeling thirsty, sick and tired) in your blood, avoid taking alpha-calcidol and tell your doctor.
Pay attention to the expiration date of alpha-calcidol and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Drug interaction with alphacalcidol
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Tips to consider before taking alphacalcidol
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking alphacalcidol:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have kidney stones.
- If you know you have too much calcium in your blood or urine (this may be linked to some cancers)
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Possible side effects of alphacalcidol
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Itchy and rashy skin, loss of appetite, weight loss, feeling tired, sick, thirsty, sweating, metallic taste in the mouth, frequent urination
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to medication.
How to store alphacalcidol
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
The oral drops can be stored only four weeks after the first time you open the bottle. Do not use if the bottle has been open for more than this time, even if the solution remains.