Hectorol Solution For Injection 2Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Hectorol: Solution for injection (2mcg)

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What is this Medicine?

DOXERCALCIFEROL (docks er kal SIF e role) is a man-made form of vitamin D. It is used in patients with chronic renal failure. It helps your body keep the right amount of calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones and teeth.

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Hectorol 2mcg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 584680123
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperparathyroidism

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Renal Osteodystrophy

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Hectorol 2mcg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Hectorol 2mcg/ml Solution for Injection

Constipation Incidence:
3.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
6.6%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Itching Incidence:
8.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
11.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
11.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
21.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
21.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
27.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
27.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
34.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Hectorol 2mcg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Hectorol 2mcg/ml Solution for Injection(Doxercalciferol)
Grapefruit juice and Doxercalciferol(Doxercalciferol)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may decrease the effectiveness of Doxercalciferol. Do not significantly increase grapefruit juice intake while taking this drug, or avoid grapefruit juice if possible. Report any change in your response to the Doxercalciferol treatment to your prescriber.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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