FAQs ABOUT ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE
What is ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE used for?
It is used to treat osteodystrophy (changes in bone caused by kidney failure), changes in parathyroid glands (responsible for producing the parathyroid hormone which controls the amount of calcium in the body) including hyperparathyroidism (glands may make the amount of calcium in your blood too high) and hypoparathyroidism (glands may make the amount of calcium in your blood too low), Low levels of calcium in the blood of newborn babies (hypocalcaemia) and osteomalacia or rickets (softening and deformity of the bones due to lack of calcium). Contact your doctor before taking ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE.
What are the side effects of ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE?
The most common side effects of taking ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE are abdominal pain, rash, itching. Contact your physician if the symptoms worsen.
Is it safe to take ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE?
Yes. ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE is safe when it is taken in the dose prescribed your physician and it is not recommended for use in patients with allergic history to alfacalcidol, hypercalcaemia (high levels of calcium in the blood), calcification (high levels of calcium in your body tissues). Contact your doctor before taking.
Do I need to undergo any tests while being treated with ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE?
During the treatment with ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE, your doctor may conduct blood tests to determine the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the blood, an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase or the parathyroid hormone. You may also have other tests such as X-rays to determine the dose that fits you.
Do I need to take any other medicines along with ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE to maintain calcium and phosphate levels?
Your doctor may prescribe another medicine called a phosphate binding agent or a calcium supplement to take as well as ALPHADOL 0.25MCG CAPSULE. This will help to keep the right amount of calcium and phosphate in your blood. Consult with your doctor.