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Medication: Alfacare

Alfacare uses

Alfacare consists of Alfacalcidol, Calcium.

Alfacalcidol: Alfacare (Alfacalcidol) is an active metabolite of Vitamin D, which performs important functions in regulation of the calcium balance and the bone metabolism. Alfacare (Alfacalcidol) is Vitamin D-hormone analog which is activated by the enzyme 25-hydroxylase in the liver for systemic and in osteoblasts for local D-hormone actions. It possesses a unique pattern of pleiotropic effects on, e.g. gut, bone, pararthyroids, muscle and brain. Alfacare (Alfacalcidol) is superior to plain vitamin D (cholecalciferol) because the final kidney activation of the latter is regulated by a negative feedback mechanism. (PMID:17438884,17668216)

Indication: Alfacare (Alfacalcidol) is an active metabolite of Vitamin D, which performs important functions in regulation of the calcium balance and the bone metabolism.

Calcium:

  1. WARNINGS
  2. ASK A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF YOU HAVE
  3. STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR IF
  4. DIRECTIONS
  5. OTHER INFORMATION

WARNINGS

Do not use this product for more than 1 week unless directed by a doctor

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • a sudden change in bowel habits over a period of 2 weeks

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking an antibiotic containing tetracycline as this product contains Alfacare (Calcium)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • rectal bleeding occurs
  • you fail to have bowel movement after use of laxative. These may indicate a serious condition

As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

  • drink a full glass (8 fl. oz.) of liquid with each dose
  • chew tablets thoroughly
  • do not swallow tablets whole
adults and children 12 years of age and over up to 8 tablets daily in divided doses of 2 tablets per dose
children 6 to under 12 years of age up to 4 tablets daily in divided doses of 1 tablet per dose
children 2 to under 6 years of age up to 2 tablets daily in divided doses of 1 tablet per dose
children under 2 years of age consult a doctor

Other information

  • store at room temperature
  • avoid excessive humidity

Inactive ingredients   citric acid, crospovidone, dextrose, flavor, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, sucralose

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Alfacare pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug. The below information contains the active ingredients of Alfacare.


Alfacare available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease. The below information contains the forms, composition, doses of Alfacare.


Alfacare destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so. The below information contains the destination, category of Alfacare.


Alfacare Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code. The below information contains the Indications and usages, anatomical therapeutic chemical and diseases classification codes of Alfacare.


Alfacare pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug. The below information contains the information about Pharmaceutical companies and Researchers involved in the development of Alfacare.


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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Alfacare?

Depending on the reaction of the Alfacare after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Alfacare not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Alfacare addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Alfacare, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Alfacare consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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