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Published: 6/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
CALCITRIOL CAPSULES 0.5mcg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Calcitriol
 Dosage form:
pale brown capsule, major axis: 10.3 mm, minor axis: 6.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
Tw.TR0.5, カルシトリオール0.5μg「トーワ」, 0.5μg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is active vitamin D3 itself. It elevates blood calcium level by promoting calcium absorption, improves bone metabolic turnover and promotes bone formation.
It is usually used to treat osteoporosis and improve various symptoms associated with abnormal vitamin D metabolism in patients with chronic renal failure/hypoparathyroidism/rickets/osteomalacia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have hypercalcemia or vitamin D intoxication.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For osteoporosis: In general, for adults, take 0.25 mcg of the active ingredient at a time, twice a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms.
    For chronic renal failure: In general, for adults, take 0.25 to 0.75 mcg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms.
    For hypoparathyroidism and other diseases associated with abnormal vitamin D metabolism: In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 2.0 mcg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age, symptoms or type of disease. This preparation contains 0.5 mcg of the active ingredient in a capsule.
    Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose when you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Pay attention to excessive intake of over-the-counter medicines or foods containing a large amount of calcium or vitamin D, as hypercalcemia (dry mouth, nausea, etc.) may occur. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, itch, hives, rash, conjunctival hyperemia and malaise. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy on how to discard the remainder.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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