Alfacalcidol is used to treat softening and deformity of the bones due to lack of calcium (rickets or osteomalacia), low levels of calcium in the blood of newborn babies and changes in bone caused by kidney failure (osteodystrophy).
How it works
Alfacalcidol belongs to a group of medicines called vitamin D analogues. It is a type of vitamin D and works by increasing the amount of vitamin D in the body.
Common side effects
Rash, Increased calcium level in blood, Increased phosphate level in blood, Itching, Renal disorder
- 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
Q. Is alfacalcidol a steroid?
Alfacalcidol is not a steroid; it belongs to a group of medicines called vitamin D analogues.