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What we now about Calcijex
Brand Name(s): Calcijex
Generic Name Calcitriol Injection
What is calcitriol injection?
CALCITRIOL (Calcijex®) is a man-made form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary to maintain the right amount of calcium in the body for strong bones and teeth. Patients with chronic renal failure are not able to control calcium or phosphorus correctly. Calcitriol helps your body keep the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus and maintain healthy bones. Generic calcitriol injections are available.
What should my health care professional know before I receive calcitriol?
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
How should I use this medicine?
Calcitriol is for injection into a vein and can be given at the end of hemodialysis. It is given by a health-care professional in a clinic or hospital setting.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
What drug(s) may interact with calcitriol?
Talk to your prescriber or other health care professional before taking any of these medicines:
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from receiving calcitriol?
The recommended daily allowance of calcitriol does not usually cause any side effects. High doses for long periods of time may cause serious side effects
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
Early side effect of too much calcitriol:
Late side effects of too much calcitriol:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What should I watch for while taking calcitriol?
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need blood test to monitor your therapy.
Do not take any non-prescription medicines that contain vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, or calcium including antacids while taking calcitriol, unless your prescriber or health care professional says you can. The extra calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, or vitamin D can lead to side effects. Do not take more calcium, magnesium, or vitamin D than your prescriber or health care professional recommends.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Usually, you will receive calcitriol injection in a clinic or hospital setting; you will not have to take this medicine at home.
(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)