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Alphadol Capsule 10's

Manufacturer

Panacea Biotec Ltd

Pack Of

10 CapsuleS

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Product Details

About Alphadol Capsule 10's

Alphadol Capsule 10's belongs to the class of 'Vitamins', primarily used to treat low blood calcium and phosphate levels. Alphadol Capsule 10's effectively treats Vitamin D deficiency, renal osteodystrophy (changes in bone caused by kidney failure), hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid glands make high levels of calcium in the body), hypoparathyroidism (parathyroid glands make low levels of calcium in the body), hypocalcaemia (low levels of calcium), and rickets or osteomalacia (softening or deforming of bones due to lack of calcium). Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your body has low Vitamin D levels and is caused due to inadequate nutrition, intestinal malabsorption, or lack of exposure to sunlight.

Alphadol Capsule 10's contains 'Alfacalcidol,' which is an analogue of Vitamin D. It is a nutritional supplement activated by liver enzymes after intake. Alfacalcidol is further converted into the active form of vitamin D3 (calcitriol) and works by strengthening the bones by increasing the calcium and phosphate levels in the blood. Calcium and phosphate are the essential substances to form healthy bones and teeth. 

Alphadol Capsule 10's is available in the form of an oral tablet, capsule, solution, and intravenous shot. Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. Alphadol Capsule 10's is likely safe when taken by mouth or given as a shot. In some cases, it may cause side effects like weakness, fatigue, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, and vomiting. Most of these side effects of Alphadol Capsule 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Alphadol Capsule 10's or its inactive components, please inform your doctor. Please tell your doctor if you have hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food). Brief your medical history if you have any heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, sarcoidosis (growth of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body), and kidney stones. Chewable or dissolving tablets of Alphadol Capsule 10's may contain sugar or aspartame; hence caution should be taken if you have diabetes and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Alphadol Capsule 10's. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when advised by the doctor. Alphadol Capsule 10's passes into the breast milk, hence breastfeeding mothers need to seek medical advice before starting Alphadol Capsule 10's. Alphadol Capsule 10's is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor. 

Uses of Alphadol Capsule 10's

Osteomalacia (Rickets), Vitamin D deficiency, Hypoparathyroidism, Renal Osteodystrophy, Hyperparathyroidism, and Hypocalcaemia 

Medicinal Benefits

Alphadol Capsule 10's is used to treat low blood calcium and phosphate levels. It contains Alfacalcidol, a vitamin D analogue. It is used to treat vitamin D deficiency, renal osteodystrophy, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcaemia, and rickets or osteomalacia. Alphadol Capsule 10's is activated by liver enzymes after intake, which is further converted into the active form of vitamin D3 (calcitriol). It works by strengthening the bones by increasing the calcium and phosphate levels in the blood.

Directions for Use

Alphadol Capsule 10's is available in the form of an oral tablet, capsule, chewable tablet, tablet, liquid, and intravenous shot formulations. Tablet/Capsule: Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. You can take Alphadol Capsule 10's with or without food at regular intervals, as prescribed by the doctor. Do not crush, chew or break it. Your doctor will decide the dosage based on the severity of your medical condition.Chewable tablet: Take Alphadol Capsule 10's chewable tablet by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing.Liquid: Measure the liquid form of Alphadol Capsule 10's with a measuring cup and take it as advised by the doctor.Intravenous shot: Alphadol Capsule 10's is injected into the vein or given as a shot by a nurse or doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Alphadol Capsule 10's

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Let your doctor know if you are allergic to Alphadol Capsule 10's or its inactive components. Alphadol Capsule 10's is not recommended if you have hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food). Brief your medical history if you have any heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, sarcoidosis (growth of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body), and kidney stones.

Chewable and dissolving tablets of Alphadol Capsule 10's contain sugar or aspartame; hence caution should be taken if you have diabetes and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine). Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when advised by the doctor. Alphadol Capsule 10's is excreted into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking Alphadol Capsule 10's if you are a breastfeeding mother. Drinking alcohol can affect calcium absorption; therefore, it is advised to limit the alcohol intake while using Alphadol Capsule 10's. Alphadol Capsule 10's is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor. Do not store Alphadol Capsule 10's above 25°C.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Drinking alcohol can affect calcium absorption; hence it is advised to limit the alcohol intake while using Alphadol Capsule 10's.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, use higher doses of Alphadol Capsule 10's than the daily dietary allowance only when advised by the doctor. Your doctor will weigh the potential risks and benefits before prescribing Alphadol Capsule 10's.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult your doctor before taking Alphadol Capsule 10's if you are breastfeeding. Alphadol Capsule 10's can pass into the breast milk. If Alphadol Capsule 10's is used during breastfeeding, please monitor the serum calcium levels of the mother and the infant.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    If you experience any dizziness while using Alphadol Capsule 10's, do not drive or operate machinery. Please consult your doctor if you experience any dizziness.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking Alphadol Capsule 10's. Hepatic impairment/liver disease can alter the metabolic and therapeutic activity of certain Vitamin D forms.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting Alphadol Capsule 10's if you have kidney diseases like kidney stones or undergoing dialysis. Caution should be taken in patients undergoing dialysis to maintain adequate phosphorus levels and avoid ectopic calcification (calcium deposition).

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Include dairy products like milk, yoghurt, cheese or milk-based custard in your diet.
  • Eat daily a serving of broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, spinach and other green leafy vegetables.
  • Include the best dietary sources of vitamin D, such as fish liver oils and vitamin D–fortified milk.
  • Snack on calcium-rich nuts like Brazil nuts or almonds. 
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds over your food, vegetables and salads. Sesame seeds are high in calcium.
  • Avoid or reduce the intake of caffeine, soft drinks and alcohol that inhibit calcium absorption.
  • Replace the meat with tofu or tempeh for extra calcium in your food.

Special Advise

Clinical monitoring of serum electrolyte concentrations and cardiac function is recommended. 

Other Information (ALP0004)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Vitamin D deficiency: When a person cannot get enough Vitamin D through food and exposure to sunlight, it leads to vitamin D deficiency. It often leads to thin, brittle or misshapen bones. Renal Osteodystrophy: It is a bone disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to maintain the blood's calcium and phosphorus levels. It usually occurs in people with kidney diseases and patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Hypocalcaemia: It is a condition that is caused due to low levels of calcium in the blood. Hypocalcaemia can be caused by lack of vitamin D. Osteomalacia/Rickets: A disease caused by softening and weakening of bones in children due to inadequate vitamin D. Hypoparathyroidism: It is a disease characterized by low levels of parathyroid hormone. This can cause low calcium levels and trigger tetany (muscle cramps, spasms or tremors). Hyperparathyroidism: It is a condition in which one or more of your parathyroid glands become overactive and release high parathyroid hormone levels. This condition leads to hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood).

FAQs

Alphadol Capsule 10's is a dietary supplement that treats low levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood. It consists of Alfacalcidol, an analogue of Vitamin D. When you don't get enough Vitamin D from food sources and sunlight exposure, Alphadol Capsule 10's helps balance those low levels.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosage.

Milk is considered to be the best source of calcium. You can take Alphadol Capsule 10's with milk.

Alphadol Capsule 10's can cause kidney stones due to excess calcium deposition when used for a prolonged period. Please consult your doctor before taking Alphadol Capsule 10's as a daily supplement if you have any kidney problems or a history of kidney stones.

Alphadol Capsule 10's is used to increase low levels of calcium in the body. Hence it is not advised to use Alphadol Capsule 10's during hypercalcaemia, since it causes the overdose of calcium leading to kidney stones and other effects.

Alphadol Capsule 10's should be used with caution if you have hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food), heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, diabetes, phenylketonuria, and kidney stones. Please consult your doctor before starting Alphadol Capsule 10's if you have any history of these diseases.

Alphadol Capsule 10's may increase the absorption of Aluminium in antacids. Hence it is advised to take Alphadol Capsule 10's two hours before, or four hours after taking antacids.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Alphadol Capsule 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Ambala- Chandigarh Highway, Lalru – 140501, Punjab

Country Of Origin

INDIA

Alphadol Capsule 10's

Alphadol Capsule 10's

MRP: 99.10

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