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  • ALFAROL Solution 0.5μg/mL : 10mL
  • senpatsu
  • JP

Code:001438-001

ALFAROL Solution 0.5μg/mL : 10mL

Sale Price:US$26.00

Warehouse Japan1
Manufacturer Chugai Pharmaceutical
Brand Chugai Pharmaceutical
JAN Code 4987136117566
GS1 14987136117563
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

10mL

Feature

colorless to translucent faintly yellow solution

Active Ingredients

Alfacalcidol

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

General dosage regimen: Your dosage of this medicine is adjusted under a fully controlled condition of serum calcium level.
To treat chronic renal failure and osteoporosis: For adults, take 1-2mL (0.5-1.0μg 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: For adults, take 2-8mL (1.0-4.0μg 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 0.02-0.06mL/kg (0.01-0.03 μg/kg of the active ingredient) once a day. In the case of other diseases, take 0.1-0.2mL/kg (0.05-0.1μg/kg of the active ingredient) once a day. Also, for immature babies, take 0.016-0.2mL/kg (0.008-0.1μg/kg of the active ingredient) once a day. It should be adjusted according to patient's disease and symptoms.
Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist in any case.
Measure a dose of medicine accurately with a dropper and take it properly. Swallow the medicine without dissolving in water.
Skip the missed dose and continue 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 ordered), 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.)

If you take a large amount of calcium or vitamin D contained in OTC medicine or food while taking this medicine, you may have a higher risk of side effects. Check with your doctor about it beforehand.

Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a covered container, at room temperature (1-30℃). Keep away from light and moisture.
Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist how to discard.

Contraindication

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: pruritus, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, stomachache.
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, lassitude, 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, lassitude [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.