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
- 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.