Soyacap contains Alfacalcidol. Soyacap uses:

Soyacap is indicated in:

  • It is used to increase the amount of vitamin D in your body. This often increases calcium levels as well which can help in treatment of certain illnesses.
  • In general this drug is used to treat diseases where the amount of calcium and phosphate (which is controlled by the level of vitamin D) in your body needs changing.
  • Benefits of being on this drug can include control of the levels of calcium and phosphate in your body.
  • Treat and prevent bone conditions that are caused by kidney failure (osteodystrophy)
  • Treat illnesses and abnormalities affecting the parathyroid glands which make a substance called the parathyroid hormone.
  • Correct low levels of calcium in the blood of newborn babies (hypocalcaemia)
  • Treat the softening and deformity of the bones due to lack of calcium (rickets or osteomalacia)
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Brand Name: Soyacap
Generic: Alfacalcidol
Weight: 0.25 Mcg
Type: Capsule
Therapeutic Class: Vitamin in bone formation, Vitamin-D preparations
Manufacturer: INTEGRAL LIFESCIENCES
Price: 126.65
Last Updated: 2020-11-22 18:15:00

Doses

Soyacap contains Alfacalcidol 0.25 Mcg. Soyacap doses

Adults: The usual starting dose is 1 microgram each day. People usually take between 1 and 3 micrograms each day. Most people take between 0.25 and 1 microgram each day once the blood test results show the medicine is working.

If you have very low levels of calcium in your blood, your doctor may prescribe between 3 and 5 microgram each day. Your doctor may prescribe another medicine called a calcium supplement to take as well as Soyacap. This will help to keep the right amount of calcium level in your blood.

Elderly: The usual starting dose is 0.5 microgram each day.

Children

  • Newborn and premature babies: The usual starting dose is 0.05 to 0.1 microgram per kilogram of body weight each day. If the level of calcium in their blood is very low, up to 2 micrograms per kilogram of body weight may be needed each day. A dose of 0.1 microgram per kilogram body weight each day is used to stop low blood calcium levels in premature babies.
  • Children weighing less than 20 kilograms: The usual starting dose is 0.05 microgram per kilogram body weight each day.
  • Children weighing more than 20 kilograms: The usual starting dose is 1 microgram each day.

 

Side Effects

Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, lassitude, polyuria, sweating, headache, thirst, vertigo, pruritus, rash, urticaria. Hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria and ectopic calcification.

In case of renal impairment, hyperphosphataemia. In hypercalcaemic dialysis patients, possibility of calcium influx from the dialysate should be considered.

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Introduction

Soyacap is a precursor of the active calcitriol. It does not require renal hydroxylation but requires 25-hydroxylation in the liver for conversion to calcitriol.

Precaution

Pregnancy, lactation, renal impairment, infants, elderly. Monitor serum levels of calcium in patients with renal failure. Caution in hypercalciuria in those with history of renal calculi. Avoid in patients with hypersensitivity to inj. containing propylene glycol.

Interaction

Thiazides may increase the risk of hypercalcaemia. Some antiepileptics e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin and primidone may increase vitamin D requirements. Rifampicin, isoniazid and corticosteroids may reduce the efficacy of vitamin D.

Pregnancy Lactation use

FDA has not yet classified the drug into a specified pregnancy category.

Contraindication

Hypercalcaemia, metastatic calcification, hyperphosphataemia (except when occurring with hypoparathyroidism), hypermagnesaemia.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

 

Soyacap Capsule price in India 126.65

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