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Alfacalcidol

INFORMATION

Uses

Alfacalcidol is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

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

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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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)