Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL

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Drug Strength: 1 µg
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : 25 Ampx1 mL
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Calcijex Injection contains Calcitriol | belongs to Vitamin D analogue

SKU: pg_3454_4603 Categories: , ,

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    How it works

    Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods or supplements and regulating the body's production of parathyroid hormone.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL

    • Abdominal pain
    • Vomiting
    • Rash
    • Headache
    • Decreased appetite
    • Metallic taste rare

    Uses of Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels)

      This medicine is used in the treatment of hypocalcemia (low level of calcium the blood).

    • Renal Osteodystrophy (calcium deficiency in kidney disease)

      This medicine is used to treat renal dystrophy, a bone disease characterized by low levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood due to kidney failure.

    • Hypoparathyroidism

      This medicine is used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone) which may lead to low levels of calcium and increased levels of phosphorus in the blood.

    • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

      This medicine is used in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism, which is an excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone in response to low blood levels of calcium in the body.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2-6 hours of oral administration of the dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3-5 days.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

    • Hypercalcemia

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with hypercalcemia or evidence of vitamin D toxicity due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.Breast-feeding

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Other medicines

      This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

    • Liver/Kidney Disease

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver/kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver/kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Oral form: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Injection: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

    • Overdose

      Oral form: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Iloperidone moderate
    • Idelalisib severe
    • Axitinib moderate
    • Dabrafenib moderate
    • Ivosidenib severe
    • Apalutamide severe
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with arrhythmia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of cardiac function and electrolyte levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with phosphate imbalance due to the increased risk of calcium phosphate deposits within renal or vascular systems or other soft tissue calcifications. Regular monitoring of electrolyte levels, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    General Instructions

    Oral form: Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor. Injection: This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    How to use Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL

    Administer IV only.
    Stability: Store at 15°C-30°C (59°F-86°F). Discard unused portion.

    UNLICENSED USE
    Children: Vitamin D dependent rickets; hypophosphataemic rickets; persistent hypocalcaemia due to hypoparathyroidism or pseudo-hypoparathyroidism: 1 mth-12 yr, Initially 15 nanograms/kg (max 250 nanograms) once daily, increased if necessary in steps of 5 nanograms/kg daily (max 250 nanograms) every 2-4 wk; 12-18 yr, Initially 250 nanograms once daily increased if necessary in steps of 5 nanograms/kg daily (max 250 nanograms step) every 2-4 wk; usual dose 0.5-1 mcg daily.

    what are the adverse effects of Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL?

    Symptoms of vit D toxicity. Hypercalcaemia. Rarely hypersensitivity. Headache, GI upset, rash, UTI.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL?

    ORAL: Adults: 1-2 mcg daily increasing if necessary by increments of 0.25-0.5 mcg to max 2-3 mcg daily. Children: Not recommended.
    INJECTION: IV: Adults: Initially 0.5 mcg three times weekly by IV Inj at the end dialysis. Titrate by 0.25 to 0.5 mcg at two to four wk intervals. Maintenance 0.5-3 mcg three times weekly. Children: Not recommended.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Calcijex Injection 1 µg 25 Ampx1 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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