Hectorol is a prescription medication that is essentially vitamin D , synthetically made. Hectorol aids the body in absorbing calcium. It is also a key component in treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients that undergo chronic renal dialysis.
Hectorol capsules should be stored at room temperature in an area that is protected from heat, moisture and light.
Before taking Hectorol, notify your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have, especially if you have liver disease.
If you are breastfeeding a baby, do not take Hectorol.
Patient Family Information : Hectoral should be taken exactly as prescribed. When taking Hectorol, follow the directions on your prescription label. Hectorol capsules are generally taken with water, three times a week during dialysis. If you are unsure about how to take Hectorol, talk to your healthcare provider.
If you are allergic to doxercalciferol or any other ingredients in this medication, do not take this medication. While taking this medication, taking antacids containing magnesium is not recommended. If you have high levels of vitamin D, calcium or phosphorus, do not take Hectorol.
Sever Side Effects : Severe side effects include: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat; increased nighttime urination; or abdominal pain.
Common side effects include: nausea, vomiting, or decreased appetite; dry mouth; constipation; weakness; headache; dizziness; a metallic taste; muscle or bone pain; increased thirst or urination; shortness of breath; or itching.
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