Medicine : Alphadol (0.5mg)

Name:Alphadol (0.5mg)
Manufacturer:Panacea Biotec Ltd
Generic Use:Alfacalcidol
Composition:Alfacalcidol(0.5 Mg)
Substitutes:alphadol (0.5mg)

Generic ( Alfacalcidol )

Typical use Of Alfacalcidol :Managing Hypocalcemia In Patients Undergoing Dialysia For Chronic Renal Failure. Renal Osteodystrophy. Hypocalaemia And Hyperphosphataemia. Vitamin D Dependent Rickets, Renal Tubular Osteomalacia.
Mechanism of action of Alfacalcidol :Alfacalcidol Is A Precursor Of The Active Calcitriol. It Does Not Require Renal Hydroxylation But Requires 25-hydroxylation In The Liver For Conversion To Calcitriol.
Drug Interaction of Alfacalcidol :Thiazides May Increase The Risk Of Hypercalcaemia. Some Antiepileptics E.g. Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin And Primidone May Increase Vitamin D Requirements.
Side effects of Alfacalcidol :Anorexia, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.


How Alfacalcidol will impact on Pregnancy ?

Studies In Animals Have Shown Risk To Fetus, However There Are No Sufficient Studies In Humans. This Drug May Be Used In Pregnant Women If Benefit Outweighs The Risk. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

How Alfacalcidol will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Moderately Safe: No Studies Have Been Conducted In Breastfeeding Women, However There Is Possibility Of Ill Effect To The Breastfed Infants; Or Studies Conducted In Breastfeeding Women Show Minimal Non-threatening Side Effects To The Infants. Drugs Should Be Given Only If The Potential Benefit Justifies The Potential Risk To The Infant. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Alfacalcidol

No Studies Found