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Calcitriol - Intravenous - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Other Known Brands
  • Bonky Inje    
  • Calcijex    

Why do I need this medicine?

Calcitriol helps manage abnormal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus in patients with bone disease caused by kidney failure.

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

How do I use this medicine?

Calcitriol injection is to be given intravenously (into the vein). It is delivered directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessel.

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor so that you do not miss any doses. Your doctor also needs to regularly monitor your response to Calcitriol.

If you miss an appointment or miss an injection, alert your doctor or nurse. A replacement appointment or injection should be given as soon as possible.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • high level of calcium in your blood
  • abnormal calcium deposits in tissues
  • high level of vitamin D in your body
as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if:
  • you have kidney disease
  • your body can’t absorb enough of certain nutrients or fluids
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

For as long as you are on treatment with this medicine, you may need to have regular blood tests (e.g. creatinine, blood levels of calcium and phosphorous) to check your body’s response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Calcitriol may cause any of the following side effects: headache, stomach pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth and mild pain on the injection site.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience signs and symptoms of high levels of calcium in your blood such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, irregular heartbeat, bone pain, muscle pain and weakness.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • other medicines containing vitamin D
  • medicines containing magnesium e.g. antacids
  • water pills e.g. thiazide diuretics
  • medicines for heart disease e.g. digitalis
  • medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital
  • medicines for inflammation e.g. corticosteroids
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Calcitriol.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

It is important that you have enough calcium in your body. It may be helpful to discuss your diet plan with your doctor or dietitian.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Calcitriol - Intravenous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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