What is calcitriol used for?
Simply so, when should calcitriol be taken?
Calcitriol comes as a capsule and a solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It usually is taken once a day or once every other day in the morning with or without food. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
Secondly, is calcitriol bad for kidneys? What causes mineral and bone disorder in chronic kidney disease? stop activating calcitriol. The low levels of calcitriol in the body create an imbalance of calcium in the blood. do not remove the phosphorus in the blood properly, so phosphorus levels rise in the blood.
Similarly, can you take calcitriol and vitamin D together?
To avoid possible additive effects of taking two different forms of vitamin D, it's recommended that patients not take other forms of vitamin D or its derivatives while being treated with calcitriol. Patients are also advised to avoid an abrupt increase in dietary calcium intake, as it may trigger hypercalcemia.
Can I stop taking calcitriol?
Do not stop taking Calcitriol-AFT or change the dose without first checking with your doctor. Stopping suddenly can lead in a rapid fall in blood calcium levels.