Hectorol (Injection)


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Hectorol (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Hectorol (Injection)

Hectorol (Injection) Medication Classification

DOXERCALCIFEROL (Injection)

Hectorol (Injection) Brandname

Hectorol

Hectorol (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Doxercalciferol (dox-er-kal-SIF-er-ol) Lowers high levels of parathyroid hormone in the body in kidney dialysis patients. Doxercalciferol is a form of vitamin D.

When To Not Use Hectorol (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to vitamin D, or if you have had high blood calcium levels more than once.

How Should You Use Hectorol (Injection)

Proper Hectorol (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Hectorol (Injection)

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

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking phenobarbital (Donnatal®), glutethimide (Doriden®), or digitalis drugs such as digoxin (Lanoxin®) or digitoxin (Crystodigin®).
  • Do not take calcium supplements or any other type of vitamin D without your doctor's approval.
  • Avoid antacids that contain magnesium (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®) while you are using this medicine.
  • Follow the diet plan your doctor gives to you.

Hectorol (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, or a history of high levels of phosphate or calcium in your blood.

Hectorol (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Bone or muscle pain
  • Difficult breathing
  • Dry mouth, metallic taste in mouth
  • Headache, weakness, sleepiness
  • Increased thirst, urinating more often (especially at night)
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation
  • Seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling of the hands or feet
  • Weight gain

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