- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for One-Alpha* used for?
Generic for One-Alpha* (Alfacalcidol) is a type of vitamin D used to treat a number of conditions such as osteomalacia (rickets), familial hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism, osteodystrophy, vitamin D deficiency, and so on. Also, this medication is used to increase the levels of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphate in the body. It belongs to a group of medicines called vitamin D analogues. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for One-Alpha*?
The dosage of Generic for One-Alpha* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for One-Alpha*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for One-Alpha* (Alfacalcidol)medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for One-Alpha*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for One-Alpha*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for One-Alpha*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for One-Alpha*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for One-Alpha*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for One-Alpha* can interact with barbiturates, water pills, and anticonvulsants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for One-Alpha*?
Like other medicines, Generic for One-Alpha* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for One-Alpha* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for One-Alpha* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for One-Alpha* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for One-Alpha* can cause side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, swelling, and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for One-Alpha*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for One-Alpha*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for One-Alpha* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for One-Alpha*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for One-Alpha*?
How will Generic for One-Alpha* work in my body?
How should Generic for One-Alpha* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for One-Alpha* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for One-Alpha*(Alfacalcidol) is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.