Auxitrol 0.25 Mg Tablet 10
Calcitriol is an active metabolite of vitamin D which is used to treat low levels of calcium that occurs due to conditions such as hypoparathyroidism, chronic renal dialysis, and plaque psoriasis.
How does the drug work ?
Calcitriol promotes absorption of dietary calcium from the gastrointestinal tract and increases renal tubular reabsorption, thereby increasing blood calcium levels. It also promotes calcium release from bone cells.
What are the common side effects ?The main side effect of calcitriol is hyperglycemia. Other effects include weakness, loss of appetite, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased thirst, sweating, itching, and headache.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Stop using Auxitrol tablets when any allergic reactions are experienced.
• Consult the doctor immediately, if any side effects of Auxitrol such as headache, vomiting, and abdominal pain are experienced.
• Before taking Auxitrol tablet, inform the doctor about the current health conditions.
• Avoid using Auxitrol if there are high levels of vitamin D or calcium in the blood.
• Do not take other supplements or vitamins unless prescribed by the doctor.
• Auxitrol medication is prescribed for the patients with diabetic complication and cardio vascular diseases.
• Avoid antacids while taking Auxitrol dose.
1. Do I need to follow special dietary instructions while taking calcitriol? Yes. You need to take calcium rich foods as the medication is effective only in the presence of adequate levels of calcium in the body. However, do not consume too much of calcium foods as excess intake may cause adverse effects.
2. Is calcitriol safe in pregnancy? No significant scientific data is present to determine the safe use of calcitriol in pregnancy. It is recommended to consult your doctor before taking the drug.
3. Is calcitriol same as vitamin D? Calcitriol is the active metabolite of vitamin D. Skin synthesis plain form of vitamin D, which is metabolized into calcidiol in liver. In the kidney, calcidiol is further metabolized into calcitriol, the active metabolite.
4. I am experiencing a metallic taste in mouth and loss of appetite after taking calcitriol. Is that common? Loss of appetite and metallic taste are effects seen due to increased calcium levels in the blood due to the use of calcitriol. Your doctor may do a dose adjustment of calcitriol medication to subside these effects.