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Code:001427-001

Alfacalcidol Capsules 1.0μg TOWA : 100 capsules

Sale Price:US$24.49

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Warehouse Japan1
Manufacturer Towa Pharmaceutical
Brand Towa Pharmaceutical
JAN Code 4987155156058
GS1 14987155156055
Ingredient Code 3112001
Shipping Schedule 5 to 10 working days after payment

Description

This hepatically-metabolized medicine turns into activated vitamin D3 and promotes digestive tract absorption of calcium. It is usually used to treat osteoporosis as well as to improve bone disease and other symptoms caused by lack of vitamin D.

Presentation

100 capsules

Feature

white to slightly yellowish white capsule (major axis: 9.0 mm, minor axis: 5.9 mm)

Active Ingredients

1cap:Alfacalcidol 1μg

Effect/Efficacy

This hepatically-metabolized medicine turns into activated vitamin D3 and promotes digestive tract absorption of calcium. It is usually used to treat osteoporosis as well as to improve bone disease and other symptoms caused by lack of vitamin D.

Usage/Dosage

Your dosage of this medicine is adjusted under a fully controlled condition of serum calcium level.
To treat chronic renal failure and osteoporosis: In general, for adults, take 0.5 to1.0 mcg of the active ingredient once a day. It should be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptoms.
To treat hypoparathyroidism and other disease caused by vitamin D metabolism abnormality: In general, for adults, take 1.0 to 4.0 mcg of the active ingredient once a day. It should be adjusted according to your disease, age, symptoms and pattern of disease.
For children: In the case of osteoporosis, take 0.01 to 0.03 mcg/kg of the active ingredient once a day. In the case of other diseases, take 0.05 to 0.1 mcg/kg of the active ingredient once a day. It should be adjusted according to your disease and symptoms.
1 capsule contains 0.5 mcg of the active ingredient. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor in any case.
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
If you took too much of this medicine (more than prescribed), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
Do not stop taking this medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Cautions

If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

check with your doctor/pharmacist.
Do not stop taking this medicine without the instructions of your doctor.
Precautions while taking this medicine

Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacist or medical institution how to discard.

Contraindication

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include itch, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea and gastric pain. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist:
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
decreased urinary volume, largely increased urinary volume, urinary retention, difficult urination, swollen body/legs/eyes, general malaise, easy fatigability, redden eyes, symptoms of hypercalcemia such as itch and irritation [acute renal failure]
yellowness in the skin and/or the white of the eye, general malaise [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.