Meditrol

Meditrol

calcitriol

Manufacturer:

Mega Lifesciences

Distributor:

Maxxcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Calcitriol
Indications/Uses
Established postmenopausal osteoporosis; renal osteodystrophy in patients w/ chronic renal failure; post-surgical hypoparathyroidism; idiopathic hypoparathyroidism; pseudohypoparathyroidism; vit D-dependent rickets & hypophosphatemic vit D-resistant rickets.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 800 mg daily. Postmenopausal osteoporosis 0.25 mcg bd. Renal osteodystrophy (dialysis patients) 0.25 mcg, may be increased by 0.25 mcg/day for 2-4 wk intervals. Hypoparathyroidism & rickets 0.25 mcg/day, may be increased at 2-4 wk intervals.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Diseases associated w/ hypercalcemia.
Special Precautions
Chronic hypercalcemia. Immobilized patients (eg those who have undergone surgery) are at risk of hypercalcemia. Renal failure. Avoid hypervitaminosis. Maintain adequate fluid intake.
Adverse Reactions
Hypercalcemia syndrome or calcium intoxication. Anorexia, headache, vomiting, constipation. Dystrophy, sensory disturbances, fever w/ thirst, polyuria, apathy, arrested growth, UTI.
Drug Interactions
Additive effects w/ vit D & derivatives, Ca supplements. Thiazide diuretic, digitalis, Mg-containing antacids, phenytoin or phenobarb, cholestyramine.
MIMS Class
Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism
ATC Classification
A11CC04 - calcitriol ; Belongs to the class of vitamin D and analogues. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Meditrol cap 0.25 mcg
Packing/Price
5 × 6's
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