Calcijex (Injection)

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Calcijex (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Calcijex (Injection)

Calcijex (Injection) Medication Classification

CALCITRIOL (Injection)

Calcijex (Injection) Brandname


Calcijex (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Calcitriol (kal-si-TRYE-ole) Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients.Calcitriol is a form of vitamin D.

When To Not Use Calcijex (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to vitamin D.

How Should You Use Calcijex (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
  • An IV injection is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, then return to your normal schedule.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Calcijex (Injection) Storage

Store Calcijex (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Calcijex (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Calcijex (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use other forms of vitamin D while taking calcitriol.
  • You should not use antacids that contain magnesium (such as Mylanta® or Maalox®) without first checking with your doctor.

Calcijex (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other medical problems, check with your doctor before taking calcitriol.
  • If you are on dialysis, you may need to follow a special diet and take phosphate-binding medicine. Talk to your doctor about this.
  • If you are NOT on dialysis and taking calcitriol, be sure to drink plenty of liquids.

Calcijex (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Nausea and vomiting, long-lasting headache, constipation, sleepiness and weakness (early signs of high blood calcium)
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Bone pain
  • Cloudy or foaming urine

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