Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP)
What is Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP) used for?
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with loss of bone density caused by kidney failure, lowered levels of vitamin D, reduced calcium levels in patients with hypo or hyperparathyroidism, or low calcium levels in newborn babies. It operates by bringing reduced vitamin D into balance to prevent symptoms such as bone density loss. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP)?
Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP) should be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered daily, but your particular directions will differ based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP)?
Some patients using Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
It is important to immediately inform your physician about any unusual symptoms you encounter that are severe or intense to make sure the correct response is taken to prevent potential complications from occurring. This may include lowering your dosage, reducing your frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not begin using Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP) if you have hypercalcaemia or high calcium levels in the body tissues. Also inform your physician if you are taking digoxin, have kidney stones, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may require reduced doses or other adjustments to your regimen to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Alpha D3 (Alfacalcidol BP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.