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Duracal 600000IU Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Duracal 600000IU Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency. It helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus. It is important for maintaining strong bones and used to treat and prevent bone disorders.

Duracal 600000IU Injection should be taken in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. It is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer it at home. This medicine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes making changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements. Learn about the foods you should eat to make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.

Duracal 600000IU Injection is generally well tolerated with little or no side effects when used in the recommended dose. However, using it for a long period in doses higher than recommended may cause excessively high levels of calcium in the blood.

Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have high levels of calcium in your blood or if you have heart, kidney, or liver disease. Some other medicines can decrease the absorption of vitamin D, so let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. It is important to ask the advice of the doctor before taking any other vitamin supplements.

Uses of Duracal Injection

Benefits of Duracal Injection

In Vitamin D deficiency

Normally your body creates vitamin D from sunlight, but you will be prescribed this medicine as a supplement if you do not have enough. It is important to keep taking it regularly to get the benefits. You may not notice it working but keep taking it in order to protect your bones. Additionally, it can boost your immunity and increase the body's resistance against various infections.

In Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It often occurs in women after menopause. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium and helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body. If you do not have enough calcium it can damage your bones. It will help to keep your bones strong and healthy and reduce the risk of them becoming weak and more likely to break.

You can help improve the strength of you bones by taking regular exercise (especially weight-bearing exercise), eating healthy foods containing calcium and Vitamin D, and reducing your consumption of alcohol and tobacco.

Side effects of Duracal 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 Duracal

  • Central nervous system depression
  • Ectopic mineralization
  • Formation of urinary calcium stone
  • Coma

How to use Duracal Injection

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

How Duracal Injection works

Duracal 600000IU Injection provides essential nutrients.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Duracal 600000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Duracal 600000IU 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
Duracal 600000IU 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
Duracal 600000IU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Duracal 600000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Duracal 600000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duracal 600000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Duracal 600000IU Injection is recommended.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Calcitriol
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Duracal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Orli-Misia, Redufat, Orlistat
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
BENEFICIAL
Brand(s): Shinosun
BENEFICIAL

Patient Concerns

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Vitamin d3 deficiency Test- 25 OH Vitamin-D value is 7.2 ng/ml Normal range
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
Homeopathy
You have condition called osteoporosis. Take calcarea phos3X 4 tablets 4 times a day in 1/2 cup of warm water along with 1-2hours of direct sunlight exposure at your body. Vit D is processed by your body by sunlight only which helps in calcium binding there is no other way to get vit D absorbed in human body.
She has vitamin D deficiency . Vitamin D is too low what i do? She has vitamin D deficiency what i do I have a attached the lab report
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, after reviewing the child reports. Baby is having deficiency of vitamin D. Calcium levels are within normal limits.The child will require vitamin D supplementation. Either oral vitamin D or by intramuscular injection. Please ask your pediatrician for the mode suitable for your child.
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FAQs

Q. What are the benefits of taking Duracal 600000IU Injection?

Duracal 600000IU Injection is important for maintaining bone health, supporting the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system. It also regulates insulin levels and is important for a healthy heart and blood vessels.

Q. Is it better to take Duracal 600000IU Injection at night or in the morning?

You can take Duracal 600000IU Injection at any time of the day, morning or night. However, there is limited information available about the best time to take Duracal 600000IU Injection. Take it exactly as advised by your doctor. However, if not sure, consult your doctor.

Q. How is Duracal 600000IU Injection administered?

Duracal 600000IU Injection 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 Duracal 600000IU Injection.

Q. Who should not take Duracal 600000IU Injection?

Duracal 600000IU Injection should not be taken by patients who are allergic to cholecalciferol, patients with increased levels of calcium in the blood or if there is presence of calcium in the urine. Its use should be avoided by patients who have kidney stones or have severe kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking Duracal 600000IU Injection.

Q. What happens if I take too much Duracal 600000IU Injection?

Taking too much Duracal 600000IU Injection for a long period of time may increase the levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia). This may cause weakness, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, sluggishness, kidney stones, increased blood pressure and growth retardation in children. If you experience any such symptoms consult your doctor.

Q. How much Vitamin D should I take daily?

Duracal 600000IU Injection is a form of vitamin D which is used as a supplement in patients with vitamin D deficiency. The daily requirement of Vitamin D is 4000 IU/day. Since your diet may not be able to meet the daily requirement of Vitamin D, therefore you may need 1000 - 3000 IU/day of supplements of Vitamin D.

Q. What happens if Vitamin D is low?

Low levels of Vitamin D may cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D deficiency may also increase the risk of diabetes mellitus 1, high blood pressure, depression, some cancers and osteoporosis.

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References

  1. Calcitriol injection [FDA Label]. North Chicago, IL: Abbott; 2013. [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
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