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Laritol 1mcg Injection

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

Introduction

Laritol 1mcg 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.

Laritol 1mcg Injection is given in women after menopause to strengthen weak bones. It helps in reducing 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 the case of kidney disease patients, dose adjustment is required. Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Laritol 1mcg Injection.

Uses of Laritol Injection

Benefits of Laritol Injection

In Treatment of Calcium deficiency

Laritol 1mcg Injection increases the levels of vitamin D in your blood which in turn helps in absorption of more calcium from your intestine. Calcium is a mineral found in different places in your body and has many functions including bone growth. Your heart, muscles, and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Additionally it can boost your immunity and increase the body resistance against various infection.

In Treatment of Post menopausal osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It often occurs in women after menopause. This condition can be treated with bone-strengthening medicines. Laritol 1mcg Injection helps in the absorption of more calcium from your intestine and slows down the rate at which bone is broken down in your body. This maintains bone density and reduces your risk of breaking a bone.

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

Side effects of Laritol 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 Laritol

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Laritol Injection

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

How Laritol Injection works

Laritol 1mcg 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 Laritol 1mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Laritol 1mcg 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
Laritol 1mcg 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
Laritol 1mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Laritol 1mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Laritol 1mcg 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
Laritol 1mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Laritol 1mcg Injection is recommended.

Alternate Brands

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

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 Laritol 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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Q. What is Laritol 1mcg Injection? What is it used for?

Laritol 1mcg Injection 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 Laritol 1mcg Injection administered?

Laritol 1mcg 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 Laritol 1mcg Injection.

Q. Is Laritol 1mcg Injection effective?

Laritol 1mcg Injection 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 Laritol 1mcg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Laritol 1mcg Injection safe?

Laritol 1mcg Injection 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.

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References

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  2. ScienceDirect. Calcitriol. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Expires on or after: December, 2020

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