Abbott Laboratories | Calcijex (Medication)
Calcijex/calcitriol injection is indicated in the management of hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis. It has been shown to significantly reduce elevated parathyroid hormone levels. Reduction of PTH has been shown to result in an improvement in renal osteodystrophy.
Calcijex/calcitriol injection is synthetically manufactured calcitriol and is available as a sterile, isotonic, clear, colorless to yellow, aqueous solution for intravenous injection. Calcitriol is a crystalline compound which occurs naturally in humans. It is soluble in organic solvents but relatively insoluble in water. ...
Nausea, headache, constipation, or pain/discomfort at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:back/bone/joint/muscle pain, dry mouth, metallic taste, vomiting, sleepiness, weakness.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but very serious side effects occur:loss of appetite, dizziness, eye pain/redness/sensitivity to light, fever, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, decreased interest in sex, mental/mood changes (e. g. , confusion), stomach/abdominal pain, swelling of the ankles/feet/hands (edema), increased thirst, change in the amount of urine, weight loss. ...
Before using Calcijex, tell your doctor if you are allergic to calcitriol or to other vitamin D products or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have:high calcium levels (hypercalcemia). Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:heart problems (e. g. , irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease), kidney disease, kidney stones.
Notify your doctor beforehand if you will be having surgery or will be confined to a chair/bed (immobile) for a long time. Being immobile for long periods increases your risk of side effects. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. ...