Generic Name : CALCITRIOL (VITAMIN D3/TOPICAL) ABSTRACT – Calcitriol is a vitamin supplement for vitamin D3. It is a...
Calcitriol is a vitamin supplement for vitamin D3. It is a vitamin drug that is used to treat hyperparathyroidism, metabolic bone diseases in patients that suffer from chronic kidney failure or hypocalcemia in patients that are receiving dialysis. This vitamin aids the absorption of calcium from various intestinal parts of the body. The topical form of this drug is used to treat plaque psoriasis in adults.
- Calcitrol is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed to avoid overdose or other harmful effects.
- Topical form of this drug must be applied once in the morning and then in the evening, as a thin later over the affected skin.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral – 0.25mcg, 0.5mcg
- Liquid – 1mcg/mL, 2mcg/mL
- Topical – 3mcg/g
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Itchiness on skin (topical)
RARE SIDE EFFECTS –
- Increase in urination
- Abnormal palpitations
- Dry mouth
- Muscle pain
- Changes in growth
- Severe pain in the upper stomach
- Blistering of skin (topical)
- Worsening of psoriasis (topical)
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Calcitrol has major interactions with 8 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
- Calcipotriene topical
Calcitriol has moderate interactions with 53 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription.
- Do not use this drug in case of an allergy to Calcitriol itself, or in case of high levels of calcium/Vitamin D in the blood.
- Avoid using the topical form of this drug in case of severe forms of psoriasis.
- This drug (topical) is not to be applied on the face, healthy areas of the skin or the vaginal area. Avoid covering affected areas.
- Inform the doctor of all the drugs being consumed so as to avoid severe drug interactions.