Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP)
What is Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP) used for?
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol) is an oral form of vitamin D prescribed to prevent weak or brittle bones caused by vitamin D deficiency, hypo or hyperparathyroidism, or kidney failure. The medication supplements lowered vitamin D levels to strengthen bone mass, prevents the loss of bone cells, and prevents fractures, pain, or other similar symptoms caused by this condition. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP)?
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol) should always be used according to the instructions provided by your doctor to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet adminsitered daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP)?
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are high blood phosphate levels, calcium deposits in the kidneys, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Tell your doctor about any worrying symptoms you experience to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage.
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol) should not be used to treat patients who are fructose intolerant or who have high calcium levels in the body tissues or blood. Also inform your doctor if you are taking digoxin, have kidney stones, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.