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Alfacalcidol

Information

Uses

Alfacalcidol is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies

How it works

Alfacalcidol provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects

Rash, Increased calcium level in blood, Increased phosphate level in blood, Itching, Renal disorder

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • Do not take alfacalcidol if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to alfacalcidol or any of the other ingredients. 
  • Do not take alfacalcidol if you know you have a condition called hypercalcemia (increased calcium level in blood) or calcification (high levels of calcium in body tissues).
  • Consult your doctor before taking alfacalcidol if you have any problems with your kidneys, particularly kidney stones.

Frequently asked questions

Alfacalcidol

Q.

Is alfacalcidol a steroid?
Alfacalcidol is not a steroid; it belongs to a group of medicines called vitamin D analogues.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)