Caltrol

Caltrol0.25 mcg

Capsule

Calcitriol

Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Product Code : 2760
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Indications of Caltrol 0.25 mcg

Caltrol 0.25 mcg is indicated in- Post-menopausal osteoporosis Renal osteodystrophy Postsurgical hypoparathyroidism Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism Pseudohypoparathyroidism Secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure (pre-dialysis) Vitamin D dependent rickets

Theropeutic Class

Vitamin in bone formation, Vitamin-D preparations

Pharmacology

Caltrol 0.25 mcg is one of the most important active metabolites of vitamin D3. It is normally formed in the kidneys from its precursor, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol. Caltrol 0.25 mcg promotes intestinal absorption of calcium and regulates bone mineralization. The key role of Caltrol 0.25 mcg is the regulation of calcium homeostasis, which includes stimulation effects on osteoblastic activity in the skeleton.

Dosage & Administration of Caltrol 0.25 mcg

The optimal daily dose of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule must be carefully determined for each patient on the basis of serum calcium level.In Post-menopausal Osteoporosis: The recommended dose of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule is 0.25 mcg twice daily.In Renal Osteodystrophy (dialysis patients): The initial daily dose is 0.25 mcg of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule. In patients with normal or only slightly reduced calcium levels, doses of 0.25 mcg every other day are sufficient.In Hypoparathyroidism and Rickets: The recommended initial dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule is 0.25 mcg/day which given in the morning. If within 2-4 weeks satisfactory response is not observed by usual dose then dose may be increased at 2-4 weeks intervals. The recommended intravenous initial dose of Caltrol 0.25 mcg injection, depending on the severity of the hypocalcemia and/or secondary hyperparathyroidism, is 1 mcg (0.02 mcg/kg) to 2 mcg administered three times weekly, approximately every other day. Doses as small as 0.5 mcg and as large as 4 mcg three times weekly have been used as an initial dose. If a satisfactory response is not observed, the dose may be increased by 0.5 to 1 mcg at two to four week intervals.

Dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg

The optimal daily dose of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule must be carefully determined for each patient on the basis of serum calcium level.In Post-menopausal Osteoporosis: The recommended dose of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule is 0.25 mcg twice daily.In Renal Osteodystrophy (dialysis patients): The initial daily dose is 0.25 mcg of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule. In patients with normal or only slightly reduced calcium levels, doses of 0.25 mcg every other day are sufficient.In Hypoparathyroidism and Rickets: The recommended initial dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg capsule is 0.25 mcg/day which given in the morning. If within 2-4 weeks satisfactory response is not observed by usual dose then dose may be increased at 2-4 weeks intervals. The recommended intravenous initial dose of Caltrol 0.25 mcg injection, depending on the severity of the hypocalcemia and/or secondary hyperparathyroidism, is 1 mcg (0.02 mcg/kg) to 2 mcg administered three times weekly, approximately every other day. Doses as small as 0.5 mcg and as large as 4 mcg three times weekly have been used as an initial dose. If a satisfactory response is not observed, the dose may be increased by 0.5 to 1 mcg at two to four week intervals.

Interaction of Caltrol 0.25 mcg

Concomitant treatment with a thiazide diuretics increases the risk of hypercalcemia. Caltrol 0.25 mcg dosage must be determined with care in patients undergoing treatment with digitalis as hypercalcemia in such patients may precipitate cardiac arrhythmias. Magnesium containing drugs (e.g.,antacids) may cause hypermagnesemia.

Contraindications

Caltrol 0.25 mcg is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Caltrol 0.25 mcg is also contraindicated in all diseases associated with hypercalcemia.

Side Effects of Caltrol 0.25 mcg

Occasional symptoms include anorexia, headache, vomiting and constipation. Chronic effects may include dystrophy, fever, polyuria, dehydration, apathy and urinary tract infection.

Pregnancy & Lactation

There is no evidence that vitamin D is teratogenic in humans. Caltrol 0.25 mcg may be used during pregnancy only if the benefits outweigh the potential risk to the fetus. Mothers may breast feed while taking Caltrol 0.25 mcg but serum calcium levels of the mother and infant should be monitored.

Precautions & Warnings

During Caltrol 0.25 mcg therapy if the serum calcium levels rise to 1 mg/100 ml above normal or serum creatinine rises to >120 µmol/l, the dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg should be substantially reduced or treatment stopped.

Storage Conditions

keep in a dry place away from light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.

Use In Special Populations

Secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure (pre-dialysis)- The recommended initial dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg is 0.25 mcg/day in adults and pediatric patients 3 years of age or older. This dosage may be increased if necessary to 0.5 mcg/day. For pediatric patients less than 3 years of age, the recommended initial dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg is 10 to 15 ng/kg/day. In Elderly: No dosage adjustment are required.

Drug Classes

Vitamin in bone formation, Vitamin-D preparations

Mode Of Action

Caltrol 0.25 mcg is one of the most important active metabolites of vitamin D3. It is normally formed in the kidneys from its precursor, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol. Caltrol 0.25 mcg promotes intestinal absorption of calcium and regulates bone mineralization. The key role of Caltrol 0.25 mcg is the regulation of calcium homeostasis, which includes stimulation effects on osteoblastic activity in the skeleton.

Pregnancy

There is no evidence that vitamin D is teratogenic in humans. Caltrol 0.25 mcg may be used during pregnancy only if the benefits outweigh the potential risk to the fetus. Mothers may breast feed while taking Caltrol 0.25 mcg but serum calcium levels of the mother and infant should be monitored.

Pediatric Uses

Secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure (pre-dialysis)- The recommended initial dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg is 0.25 mcg/day in adults and pediatric patients 3 years of age or older. This dosage may be increased if necessary to 0.5 mcg/day. For pediatric patients less than 3 years of age, the recommended initial dosage of Caltrol 0.25 mcg is 10 to 15 ng/kg/day. In Elderly: No dosage adjustment are required.
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