CALCITRIOL...0.25MCG – In the patients whose kidneys or parathyroid glands (glands in the neck that release natural substances to control the amount of calcium in the blood) are not working normally, Calcitriol is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium and bone disease. It is also used in a condition in which the body produces too much parathyroid hormone [PTH; a natural substance needed to control the amount of calcium in the blood]) known as secondary hyperparathyroidism. In people with kidney disease, it also treats metabolic bone disease. Calcitriol belongs to the class of medications called vitamin D analogs. Explore the body till the end to know about the CALCITRIOL…0.25MCG.
It helps in regulating the body’s production of parathyroid hormone and helps the body in using more of the calcium found in foods or supplements.
Easily taken by mouth Calcitriol comes as a capsule and a solution (liquid). With or without food it is usually taken once a day or once every other day in the morning. Don’t forget to take the directions on your prescription label carefully and also if you do not understand any part, ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain it. Also, take the calcitriol as directed. Also, take the dose prescribed by your doctor neither more than that or less than that. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose depending on your body's response to calcitriol and will probably start you on a low dose of calcitriol.
It helps in the treatment of rickets that is softening and weakening of bones in children caused by lack of vitamin D and osteomalacia result of lack of vitamin D in adults that cause softening and weakening of bones, and familial hypophosphatemia caused to low level of break down vitamin D in the body. In the blood of premature babies, Calcitriol is also sometimes used to increase the amount of calcium. For your condition talk to your doctor about the risks of using this medication. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information as this medication may be prescribed for other uses.
Before taking calcitriol,