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Calcijex Injection

CALCIJEX®
(calcitriol) Injection




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Drug Substance

Proper name: calcitriol
Chemical name: (5Z,7E)-9,10-secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1α,3β,25-triol
Molecular formula and molecular mass: C27H44O3 416.64

Structural formula:

CALCIJEX® (calcitriol
) Structural Formula Illustration

Physicochemical properties: Calcitriol is a white crystalline powder, slightly soluble in methanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate and relatively insoluble in water. The melting point is 111to 115°C.

What are the precautions when taking calcitrol (Calcijex Injection)?

Before using calcitriol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other vitamin D products; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high calcium levels (hypercalcemia).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (e.g., irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease), kidney disease, kidney stones.

Notify your doctor beforehand if you will be having surgery or will be confined to a chair/bed...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/23/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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