|| Alpha D3
|| Alfacalcidol BP
What is Alpha D3?
Alpha D3 containing the active ingredient alfacalcidol is a vitamin D supplement. The capsules can help maintain calcium levels and help the body use calcium and phosphate to maintain healthy bones. The medication is used to prevent conditions related to vitamin D deficiency such as rickets in children and osteomalacia, osteoporosis or hyperparathyroidism in adults.
How is Alpha D3 used?
Alpha D3 is usually taken 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. It can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The capsules should be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken or crushed.
Patients using Alpha D3 may encounter minor side effects such as:
- Loss of appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Alpha D3 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.