The Brand Name QTR ALFA Has Generic Salt :: Alfacalcidol
QTR ALFA Is From Company Wallace Priced :: Rs. 30
QTR ALFA have Alfacalcidol is comes under Sub class Drugs affecting Bone Metabolism of Main Class Endocrine,Steroid Hormones , Metabolic System
Main Medicine Class:: Endocrine,Steroid Hormones , Metabolic System Sub Medicine Class :: Drugs affecting Bone Metabolism
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Indications for Drugs ::
Hypoparathyroidism, Hypocalcaemia, Renal osteodystrophy, Hypophosphataemia, Rickets or osteomalacia
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO Hypocalcaemia; Hypoparathyroidism; Hypophosphataemia; Renal osteodystrophy; Rickets or osteomalacia Initial: 1 mcg/day. Maintenance: 0.25-1 mcg/day. Child: Premature infants and neonates: 0.05-0.1 mcg/kg daily; <20 kg: 0.05 mcg>Contraindication ::
Hypercalcaemia, metastatic calcification, hyperphosphataemia (except when occurring with hypoparathyroidism), hypermagnesaemia.
Drug Precautions ::
Pregnancy, lactation, renal impairment, infants, elderly. Monitor serum levels of calcium in patients with renal failure. Caution in hypercalciuria esp in those with history of renal calculi. Avoid in patients with hypersensitivity to inj. containing propylene glycol.
Drug Side Effects ::
Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, lassitude, polyuria, sweating, headache, thirst, vertigo, pruritus, rash, urticaria. Hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria and ectopic calcification. In case of renal impairment, hyperphosphataemia. In hypercalcaemic dialysis patients, possibility of calcium influx from the dialysate should be considered.
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Drug Interactions ::
Thiazides may increase the risk of hypercalcaemia. Some antiepileptics e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin and primidone may increase vitamin D requirements. Rifampicin, isoniazid and corticosteroids may reduce the efficacy of vitamin D.