What is calcitriol 0.25 mg used for?

Calcitriol is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium and bone disease in patients whose kidneys or parathyroid glands (glands in the neck that release natural substances to control the amount of calcium in the blood) are not working normally.

Why would a doctor prescribe phosphorus?

Phosphate is the drug form (salt) of phosphorus. Some phosphates are used to make the urine more acid, which helps treat certain urinary tract infections. Some phosphates are used to prevent the formation of calcium stones in the urinary tract.

What is vitamin D3 25 mg good for?

Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a supplement that helps your body absorb calcium. It’s typically used to treat people who have a vitamin D deficiency or related disorder, such as rickets or osteomalacia. Some individuals who might need extra vitamin D include: Older adults.

Is it good to take vitamin D3 everyday?

In very high doses, many minerals (like iron) and vitamins can harm your body. Current guidelines say adults shouldn’t take more than the equivalent of 100 micrograms a day. But vitamin D is a ‘fat-soluble’ vitamin, so your body can store it for months and you don’t need it every day.

What does calcitriol do in the kidney?

Calcitriol increases blood levels of calcium by increasing the absorption of calcium in the kidneys, increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine, and increasing the release of calcium and phosphorus from the bones.

What are the side effects of taking calcitriol?

Common side effects of calcitriol include:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain.
  • Apathy.
  • Bone pain.
  • BUN and creatinine increased.
  • Cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Changes in behavior.
  • Constipation.
  • Decreased sex drive (libido)

What are phosphorus pills used for?

What happens when your phosphorus is low?

Symptoms of phosphorus deficiency include loss of appetite, anxiety, bone pain, fragile bones, stiff joints, fatigue, irregular breathing, irritability, numbness, weakness, and weight change. In children, decreased growth and poor bone and tooth development may occur.

Can calcitriol damage kidneys?

Inactivating mutations in this gene cause idiopathic infantile hypercalcaemia with highly elevated levels of calcitriol, which can cause massive nephrocalcinosis and subsequent loss of kidney function [16].

Does vitamin D improve kidney function?

Recent studies have suggested that treatment with active vitamin D or its analogues can ameliorate renal injury by reducing fibrosis, apoptosis, and inflammation in animal models; this treatment also decreases proteinuria and mortality in patients with CKD.