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About the drug:
Alfacalcidol is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Alfacip Capsules. Alfacalcidol belongs to a group of medicines called vitamin D analogues. It is a type of vitamin D that controls the levels of two substances in your body that is calcium and phosphate. This drug is used to treat diseases where the amount of calcium in your body is required.
Uses of the drug:
Alfacalcidol is indicated in conditions where there is a disturbance of calcium metabolism and used to treat renal osteodystrophy, hypocalaemia, hyperphosphataemia, vitamin D dependent rickets, managing hypocalaemia in patients undergoing dialysis for chronic renal failure. Since, it does not require any activation process by kidney like other vitamin D supplements, it is more useful for people who have a kidney problem.
Working of the drug:
This drug consists of Alfacalcidol. It is a vitamin D substitute, works by increasing the amount of vitamin D in your body. This means the levels of calcium and phosphate in your body will increase too, and thereby treats the diseases where calcium and phosphate amount in your need to be changed.
Alfacip is manufactured by Cipla, India. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes.To buy Alfacip – 0.25 mg Capsules online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of Capsule under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Alfacip – 0.25 mg Capsules
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Alfacalcidolor any other ingredient of the medicine
- Have high blood calcium, phosphate, and magnesium level
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breastfeeding women
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have high blood pressure
- Have kidney problems
- Have a history of heart disease
- Have a history of kidney stones
- Have a history of allergic reaction
How much to take the drug?
Dosage depends upon your age, weight, and your response to the treatment. Hence, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take double doses at one time.
How to take the drug?
The drug is usually recommended to be taken with the meal or snack. The Capsules can be swallowed easily with a glass of water. Do not split or break the capsules.
For how long to take it?
You should take the doses as per your doctor’s prescription. Do not change the dose or stop in the middle, even if you feel better. You should complete the dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Alfacalcidol, then take it as soon as you remember.Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thrust are common side effects of Alfacalcidol. If any of these effects continue for a longer time or deteriorate, contact your doctor immediately.
Alfacalcidol may rarely cause serious side effects such as hypercalcemia, malaise, tiredness, weakness, headache and dizziness, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal or gastrointestinal pain like heartburn, heart palpitations, bone, muscle and joint pain. The information on the side effects of Alfacalcidol in this guide is not complete and there may be other side effects.
Common drug interactions:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: phenytoin, digitalis, barbiturates, colestyramine, thiazide diuretic, magnesium based antacids. These drugs may interact with Alfacalcidol. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here is quite difficult. There may be other medications that show drug interaction with this medicament. Never start a new medication without consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they shows similar symptoms as you do
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with your doctor
- In case you do not feel better and comfortable after completing the dose prescribed by the doctor then consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
- Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature