Calcitriol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Calcitriol?

(kal si TRYE ole)

• This medicine is used to prevent and treat low calcium levels.

• This medicine is used to treat psoriasis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid other sources of vitamin D.

• Do not take cholestyramine, mineral oil, magnesium-containing antacids, or orlistat with this medicine.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• High calcium level. Signs include weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, nausea and vomiting, constipation, or bone pain.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department...

 
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