Drug interactions between Vitamin D3 and Zemplar
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)|
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and Zemplar (paricalcitol)
Ask your doctor before using cholecalciferol together with paricalcitol. Blood calcium and phosphorus levels must be closely monitored during therapy with cholecalciferol and paricalcitol, especially early in treatment during dosage adjustment. An estimate of daily dietary calcium intake should be made and the intake adjusted when indicated. You should be advised to avoid an abrupt increase in dietary calcium intake, as it may trigger high blood calcium levels. Contact your doctor if you experience weakness, headache, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, a metallic taste in your mouth, muscle or bone pain, increased thirst and/or urination, increased nighttime urination, itching, or decreased appetite. These may be signs of too much calcium in your body. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Vitamin d analogs
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'vitamin d analogs' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'vitamin d analogs' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.