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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Encatrol. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Encatrol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Encatrol is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not h... View More
Encatrol does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Encatrol should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Encatrol may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Howe... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Encatrol is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Encatrol is recommended.
Encatrol 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 Encatrol
- Calcium deficiency
Side effects of Encatrol
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
How to use Encatrol
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Encatrol works
Encatrol 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 abso... View More
- Do not take any other forms of Vitamin D unless your doctor suggests.
- Take calcium supplements along with Vitamin D3 as suggested by your doctor.
- Drink plenty of fluids (such as water) as it is important not to become dehydrated.
- Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb calcitriol.
- Consult your doctor if you notice a metallic taste in mouth, muscle or joint pain, headache or drowziness.
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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