LARETOL Injection 1ml

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Drug Information for LARETOL Injection 1ml

What is LARETOL Injection used for?

LARETOL Injection is a synthetic form of vitamin D used to treat calcium deficiency in people with kidney disease, hypocalcemia, and hypoparathyroidism. This medication is also used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. LARETOL Injection controls the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate, and thus maintains strong bones.

How to take LARETOL Injection ?

The dosage of LARETOL Injection prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

LARETOL Injection can be taken with or without food.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take LARETOL Injection medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of LARETOL Injection , seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with LARETOL Injection ?

  • Cholestyramine
  • Digoxin
  • Fluticasone
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lanthanum
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Prednisone

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with LARETOL Injection .

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of LARETOL Injection , and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

LARETOL Injection can interact with seizure medications and steroids.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of LARETOL Injection ?

Like other medicines, LARETOL Injection can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of LARETOL Injection are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of LARETOL Injection cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of LARETOL Injection develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

LARETOL Injection can cause side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight loss

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking LARETOL Injection .


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