Caltrol is the active form of Vitamin D. It increases the levels of Vitamin D in your blood which in turn raises calcium levels in the blood by helping ... View More
Uses of Caltrol
Side effects of Caltrol
How to use Caltrol
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Caltrol works
Caltrol is the active form of Vitamin D. It raises Vitamin D levels in your blood. This in turn raises calcium levels in your blood by helping you absor... View More
Osteoporosis, Hypoparathyroidism, Hypocalcaemia, Osteomalacia rickets, Renal osteodystrophy, Chronic kidney dialysis.
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Adult: Capsule: The optimal daily dose of Calcitriol must be carefully determined for each patient on the basis of the serum calcium level. Calcitriol... View More
Chronic Renal Dialysis Associated Hypocalcemia 0.25-2 mcg/day PO qDay Hypoparathyroidism/Pseudohypoparathyroidism <1 year: 0.04-0.08 mcg/kg PO qDay... View More
Hypercalcaemia; evidence of vitamin D toxicity. Pregnancy (dose exceeding RDA). Lactation.
Mode of Action
Calcitriol promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and retention at the kidneys thus increasing serum calcium levels. It also increases renal tubu... View More
Idiopathic hypercalcaemia. Pediatric doses must be individualised and monitored under close medical supervision. Coronary disease, renal function impair... View More
Abdominal pain,Apathy,BUN and creatinine increased,Cardiac arrhythmia,Constipation,Dry mouth,Dehydration,Growth suppression,Headache,Hyperthermia,Hyperc... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Enters breast milk; not recommended
Hypermagnesaemia may develop in patients on chronic renal dialysis. Hypercalcaemia in patients on digitalis may precipitate cardiac arrhythmias. Intesti... View More
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