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Common Calcitriol Side Effects


The most commonly reported Calcitriol side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Hypercalcaemia (25)
Milk-alkali Syndrome (9)
Asthenia (8)
Renal Failure Acute (8)
Hypocalcaemia (7)
Metabolic Alkalosis (7)
Pyrexia (6)
Paraesthesia (6)
Abdominal Pain (6)
Blood Creatinine Increased (6)
Nephrocalcinosis (6)
Fatigue (6)
Dizziness (6)
Headache (6)
Renal Failure (6)
Haemoglobin Decreased (6)
Pain (5)
Nausea (5)
Dyspnoea (5)
Calciphylaxis (5)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Calcitriol Side Effects Reported to FDA



Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9970666
Sepsis, Calciphylaxis, Bacteraemia
This is a report of a 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Warfarin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sepsis, Calciphylaxis, Bacteraemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in female patients, resulting in Sepsis side effect.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9868399
Pulmonary Calcification, Vascular Calcification, Bone Metabolism Disorder
This report suggests a potential Calcitriol Pulmonary Calcification side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis and used Calcitriol (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Calcitriol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pulmonary Calcification, Vascular Calcification, Bone Metabolism DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Calcium Carbonate
Although Calcitriol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Calcification, may still occur.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9856918
Nephrocalcinosis, Blood Creatinine Increased
This Nephrocalcinosis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypocalcaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Calcitriol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Potassium Phosphate
  • Vitamin D /00107901/
When using Calcitriol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Nephrocalcinosis, Blood Creatinine IncreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nephrocalcinosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9814382
Coma, Convulsion, Hypercalcaemia, Femur Fracture, Hypercalcaemia, Convulsion
This Coma side effect was reported by a physician from IT. A 73-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypocalcaemia.The patient was prescribed Calcitriolo (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Calcitriolo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Coma, Convulsion, Hypercalcaemia, Femur Fracture, Hypercalcaemia, ConvulsionThese side effects may potentially be related to Calcitriolo.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9764520
Pyelonephritis, Ureteral Stent Removal, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Biopsy, Epstein-barr Virus Infection, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia, Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Gastroenteritis, Pneumonia
This is a report of a 2.-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: Suspension, start time:
Mar 16, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pyelonephritis, Ureteral Stent Removal, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Biopsy, Epstein-barr Virus Infection, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia, Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Gastroenteritis, Pneumonia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in female patients, resulting in Pyelonephritis side effect. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9700223
Arthralgia, Mobility Decreased, Bone Disorder, Pain
This report suggests a potential Calcitriol Arthralgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: vitamin supplementation and used Calcitriol (dosage: (0.3 Ug Qd)) starting
Sep 13, 2013. After starting Calcitriol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arthralgia, Mobility Decreased, Bone Disorder, PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Calcitriol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arthralgia, may still occur.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9648549
Calciphylaxis, Pain, Ulcer, Blood Phosphorus Increased, Purpura
This Calciphylaxis problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypocalcaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Calcitriol (dosage: 0.25ug/d, Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Aspirin With Calcium
  • Multivitamin With Calcium
  • Calcium
When using Calcitriol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Calciphylaxis, Pain, Ulcer, Blood Phosphorus Increased, PurpuraAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Calciphylaxis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9641826
Muscle Spasms, Pain In Extremity, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Creatinine Abnormal
This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CN. A 33-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: osteoporosis.The patient was prescribed Calcitriol (drug dosage: (df Oral)), which was initiated on
May 16, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methylprednisolone (Df (reduced))
  • Ramipril
.After starting to take Calcitriol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Muscle Spasms, Pain In Extremity, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Creatinine AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Calcitriol. The patient was hospitalized.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9637070
Calciphylaxis
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypocalcaemia, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: 0.25 Mcg, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Aspirin With Calcium
  • Multivitamin With Calcium
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Calciphylaxis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in female patients, resulting in Calciphylaxis side effect.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9617961
Gastritis
This report suggests a potential Calcitriol Gastritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Calcitriol (dosage: 0.5 Mcg) starting 201304. After starting Calcitriol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: GastritisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Calcitriol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gastritis, may still occur.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9613164
Calciphylaxis, Injection Site Pain
This Calciphylaxis problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypocalcaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Calcitriol (dosage: 0.25 Microg/d). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Calcium (Daily)
  • Colecalciferol (Daily)
  • Aspirin\calcium Carbonate (Daily)
  • Sodium Thiosulfate (1 Ml)
When using Calcitriol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Calciphylaxis, Injection Site PainAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Calciphylaxis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9495266
Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure, Hypercalcaemia
This Metabolic Alkalosis side effect was reported by a health professional from ES. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism.The patient was prescribed Calcitriol (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide)
  • Levothyroxine (levothyroxine)
.After starting to take Calcitriol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure, HypercalcaemiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Calcitriol.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9495265
Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure, Hypercalcaemia
This is a report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Levothyroxine (levothyroxine)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure, Hypercalcaemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in female patients, resulting in Metabolic Alkalosis side effect.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9495253
Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure, Hypercalcaemia
This report suggests a potential Calcitriol Metabolic Alkalosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism and used Calcitriol (dosage: 0.5ug, Daily Except Saturday And Sunday) starting NS. After starting Calcitriol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure, HypercalcaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Levothyroxine (levothyroxine)
  • Perindopril (perindopril)
  • Indapamide (indapamide)
Although Calcitriol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Metabolic Alkalosis, may still occur.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9478549
Milk-alkali Syndrome
This Milk-alkali Syndrome problem was reported by a health professional from Country Not Specified. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism,hypothyroidism. On NS this consumer started treatment with Calcitriol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Calcitriol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Milk-alkali SyndromeThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Milk-alkali Syndrome, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9478513
Milk-alkali Syndrome
This Milk-alkali Syndrome side effect was reported by a health professional from Country Not Specified. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism,hypothyroidism.The patient was prescribed Calcitriol (drug dosage: 1 Mcg), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Calcitriol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Milk-alkali SyndromeThese side effects may potentially be related to Calcitriol. The patient was hospitalized.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9478510
Milk-alkali Syndrome
This is a report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism,hypothyroidism, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: 1 Mcg, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Milk-alkali Syndrome after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in female patients, resulting in Milk-alkali Syndrome side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9463948
Hypercalcaemia
This report suggests a potential Calcitriol Hypercalcaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 2.-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dialysis and used Calcitriol (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 20, 2012. After starting Calcitriol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: HypercalcaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Calcium Carbonate
The patient was hospitalized. Although Calcitriol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypercalcaemia, may still occur.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9399750
Polyuria, Fatigue, Nervousness, Insomnia, Headache, Blood Creatinine Increased, Nocturia
This Polyuria problem was reported by a physician from ES. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism. On NS this consumer started treatment with Calcitriol (dosage: 1ug, (df)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Calcium Carbonate (900 Mg (df))
  • Lisinopril W/hydrochlorothiazide ((20/12.5 Mg/day))
  • Levothyroxine
When using Calcitriol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Polyuria, Fatigue, Nervousness, Insomnia, Headache, Blood Creatinine Increased, NocturiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Polyuria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9399703
Abdominal Distension, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper, Hypercalcaemia, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Urea Increased
This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a physician from ES. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism,post procedural hypothyroidism.The patient was prescribed Calcitriol (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Levothyroxine
.After starting to take Calcitriol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Distension, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper, Hypercalcaemia, Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Urea IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Calcitriol. The patient was hospitalized.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9378670
Ventricular Septal Defect
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: (df), start time: NS), combined with:
  • Magaldrate ((df))
  • Prednisone (prednisone) (Df)
  • Phenobarbital (phenobarbital)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ventricular Septal Defect after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in male patients, resulting in Ventricular Septal Defect side effect.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9369023
Milk-alkali Syndrome, Nocturia, Polyuria, Fatigue, Nervousness, Insomnia, Headache, Hypercalcaemia, Metabolic Alkalosis
This report suggests a potential Calcitriol Milk-alkali Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hyperparathyroidism primary,post procedural complication,hypothyroidism and used Calcitriol (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Calcitriol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Milk-alkali Syndrome, Nocturia, Polyuria, Fatigue, Nervousness, Insomnia, Headache, Hypercalcaemia, Metabolic AlkalosisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Calcitriol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Milk-alkali Syndrome, may still occur.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9366747
Milk-alkali Syndrome, Hypercalcaemia, Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal Failure
This Milk-alkali Syndrome problem was reported by a health professional from ES. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism,hypothyroidism. On NS this consumer started treatment with Calcitriol (dosage: 1 Ug (daily)?0.5 Ug (daily)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Calcitriol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Milk-alkali Syndrome, Hypercalcaemia, Metabolic Alkalosis, Renal FailureThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Milk-alkali Syndrome, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9366724
Milk-alkali Syndrome, Metabolic Alkalosis
This Milk-alkali Syndrome side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from ES. A 67-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypoparathyroidism,hypothyroidism.The patient was prescribed Calcitriol (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Calcitriol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Milk-alkali Syndrome, Metabolic AlkalosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Calcitriol. The patient was hospitalized.
Calcitriol Side Effect Report#9281486
Chondrocalcinosis Pyrophosphate, Hypercalcaemia
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, who was treated with Calcitriol (dosage: 0.5 Mcg, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Bucillamine (200 Mg)
  • Prednisolone (5 Mg)
  • Risedronate
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Chondrocalcinosis Pyrophosphate, Hypercalcaemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Calcitriol treatment in female patients, resulting in Chondrocalcinosis Pyrophosphate side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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    NDC0054-0007
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameCalcitriol
    NameCalcitriol
    Dosage FormCAPSULE
    RouteORAL
    On market since20060327
    LabelerRoxane Laboratories, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)CALCITRIOL
    Strength(s)0.25
    Unit(s)ug/1
    Pharma ClassCholecalciferol [Chemical/Ingredient],Vitamin D3 Analog [EPC]

    Calcitriol Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 153

    Calcitriol safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 21

    Reported hospitalizations: 87

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