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Hectorol Injection Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- Who should not take doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- How should I take doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hectorol Injection)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hectorol Injection)?
- What should I avoid while taking doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- What other drugs will affect doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hectorol Injection)?
Notify your doctor if you miss a dose of doxercalciferol.
What happens if I overdose (Hectorol Injection)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a doxercalciferol overdose are not known but may include irregular heartbeats, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, decreased appetite, constipation, weakness, muscle pain, bone pain, tiredness, headache, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
What should I avoid while taking doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
Do not take antacids that contain magnesium while taking doxercalciferol, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect doxercalciferol (Hectorol Injection)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- antacids that contain magnesium;
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- a vitamin D supplement;
- mineral oil; or
- cholestyramine (Questran).
You may not be able to take doxercalciferol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with doxercalciferol. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about doxercalciferol written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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