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Devita Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Devita 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 postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Devita 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 Devita Injection.

Uses of Devita Injection

  • Calcium deficiency

Side effects of Devita Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Devita

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Devita Injection

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

How Devita Injection works

Devita 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Devita Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Devita 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Devita 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
Devita Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Devita Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Devita 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
Devita Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Devita Injection is recommended.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Devita Injection
₹36.25/ml of Injection
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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vitamin D Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Devita 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
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Calcium deficiency in reports. Serum calcium is 7.0
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Please take Calcium and Vitamin-D supplementsEg. Cap Osteo-plus once daily for 1 month
Why pain pregnency in knees????
Dr. Jyotsna Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
it may be due to calcium deficiency so increase intake of calcium
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FAQs

Q. What is Devita? What is it used for?

Devita is the active form of Vitamin D. It increases the levels of Vitamin D in your blood which helps to increase calcium levels in the blood by increasing the absorption rate of calcium from your intestine. Thus, it is used in the treatment of calcium deficiency and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Q. How is Devita administered?

Devita should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Devita.

Q. Is Devita effective?

Devita is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Devita too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Devita safe?

Devita is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Disclaimer:

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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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