Information about Alfacalcidol

Alfacalcidol Uses

Alfacalcidol is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How Alfacalcidol works

Alfacalcidol is a Vitamin D-hormone analog that gets activated in the body with the help of liver enzymes. It gets converted into the active form of vitamin D3 (calcitriol) that helps in strengthening the bones and also regulates the other functioning of the body.

Common side effects of Alfacalcidol

Itching, Rash, Abdominal pain, Increased calcium level in blood, Increased calcium in urine, Increased phosphate level in blood
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Available Medicine for Alfacalcidol

Alpha D3Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
82 to ₹1032 variant(s)
VitalphaKarnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
57 to ₹592 variant(s)
DecalcidEast West Pharma
651 variant(s)

Expert advice for Alfacalcidol

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • 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).
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to check the level of calcium and phosphate in the blood. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice a skin rash, swelling of face and breathing difficulty. 

Frequently asked questions for Alfacalcidol

Alfacalcidol

Q. Is Alfacalcidol a steroid?

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

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