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Calcirol 600000 IU Injection


Overview

Introduction of Calcirol Injection

Calcirol 600000 IU Injection 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 in absorption of more calcium from your intestine. Thus, it is used in the treatment of calcium deficiency and post menopausal osteoporosis.

Calcirol 600000 IU Injection is given in women after menopause to strengthen weak bones. It helps in reducing the bone damage. It is administered as an injection. It is advised not to self administer the injection, it should be done by a healthcare professional. In case of injection site reactions such as pain, swelling or redness, kindly consult your doctor.

Do not take any other form of Vitamin D along with this medicine without consultation of your doctor. Calcium supplements along with Vitamin D3 should only be taken with doctor’s advice. Drink plenty of fluids such as water to avoid feeling dehydrated. Avoid using antacids as it can cause difficulty for the medicine to absorb.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant. However, it is safe to use in breastfeeding mothers and liver disease patients. In case of kidney disease patients, dose adjustment is required. Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Calcirol 600000 IU Injection.

Uses of Calcirol Injection

Calcirol Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Calcirol Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Calcirol Injection works

Calcirol 600000 IU Injection 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 absorb more calcium from your intestine.

Calcirol Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Calcirol 600000 IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Calcirol 600000 IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Calcirol 600000 IU Injection 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 harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Calcirol 600000 IU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Calcirol 600000 IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Calcirol 600000 IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, regular monitoring of phosphate levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Calcirol 600000 IU Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Calcirol 600000 IU Injection is recommended.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Calcirol 600000 IU Injection
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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Calcirol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Orli-Misia, Redufat, Orlistat
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Calcirol

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Vitamin D deficiency in body. Please suggest some food or medicine.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Calcirol sachet weekly for three months
can you please go through my report and inform me if everything is in good condition.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT you for sharing your reports with me. It indicates the following things: 1. Your hemoglobin level is low along with iron which usually indicates iron deficiency anemia. For this, you can have a diet rich in iron like green leafy vegetables, fruits, spinach, jaggery etc. 2. Your vitamin D level is also low, for this you can have calcirol sachet in milk once a week for at least 6 weeks.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is calcitriol an OTC drug?

Calcitriol is not available as OTC drug

Q. Is calcitriol a hormone, is it vitamin D and is it same as vitamin D3?

Calcitriol is a steroid hormone, a form of Vitamin D, also called Vitamin D3

Q. Is Calcirol lipid soluble?

Yes, Calcirol is lipid soluble

Q. Is Calcirol same as cholecalciferol?

Vitamin D3 has several forms: Cholecalciferol is an inactive, unhydroxylated form of vitamin D3, whereas Calcirol (also called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) is the active form of D3

Q. Is Calcirol a phosphate binder?

No, Calcirol is not a phosphate binder

Q. What is Bio-D3 max, Bio-D3plus?

Bio-D3 Max and Bio D3 plus are combinational drugs which contains calcitriol

Q. What is rocaltrol capsule/is it generic/ is it vitamin D3/ is it vitamin D what is rocaltrol 0.25/ what it is used for/ is it gluten free/ is it available over the counter?

Rocaltrol is a trade (brand) name for synthetic calcitriol (form of vitamin D, vitamin D3). It is available as 0.25 and 0.5 mg capsules. Rocaltrol works by making your body absorb more calcium from your diet. This helps to form healthy bones and reduce bone damage. It is gluten free. Rocaltrol is not available over the counter.

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References
  1. Calcitriol. Lake Forest, Illinois: Hospira, Inc.; 2012. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Calcitriol. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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