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What is Alpha D3?

Alpha D3 Capsule is used for Hypocalcemia, Osteodystrophy, Osteodystrophy in patients with chronic renal failure, Osteomalacia, Secondary hyperparathyroidism and other conditions. Alpha D3 Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Alpha D3 Capsule contains Alfacalcidol as an active ingredient.
Alpha D3 Capsule works by converting to the active metabolite of vitamin D.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals manufactures Alpha D3 Capsule.
Detailed information related to Alpha D3 Capsule's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Alpha D3 Capsule Uses

Alpha D3 Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Alpha D3 Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Alpha D3 Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
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Alpha D3 Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

Alpha D3 Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Alpha D3 Capsule - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Alpha D3 Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Alpha D3 Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Alpha D3 Capsule, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
References: 1, 1

Alpha D3 Capsule - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Alpha D3 Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Alpha D3 Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:
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Alpha D3 Capsule - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Alpha D3 Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Alpha D3 Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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Where to Buy Alpha D3 Capsule

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Alpha D3 Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Alpha D3 Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
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  • Is Alpha D3 Capsule safe while breastfeeding?
    References: 1
  • Can Alpha D3 Capsule be used for hypocalcemia and osteodystrophy?
    Yes, hypocalcemia and osteodystrophy are among the most common reported uses for Alpha D3 Capsule. Please do not use Alpha D3 Capsule for hypocalcemia and osteodystrophy without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Alpha D3 Capsule.
  • How long do I need to use Alpha D3 Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 month and > 3 months as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Alpha D3 Capsule. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Alpha D3 Capsule.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Alpha D3 Capsule? website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Alpha D3 Capsule. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Alpha D3 Capsule. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Alpha D3 Capsule.
  • Should I consume Alpha D3 Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Alpha D3 Capsule after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Alpha D3 Capsule.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Alpha D3 Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Alpha D3 Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    References: 2
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Alpha D3 Capsule

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 3, 4, 5, 6

Overdosage of Alpha D3 Capsule

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Alpha D3 Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 7, 8, 9

Storage of Alpha D3 Capsule

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Alpha D3 Capsule.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Expired Alpha D3 Capsule

  • Taking a single dose of expired Alpha D3 Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
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Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Alpha D3 Capsule - Packages and Strengths

Alpha D3 Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths
Alpha D3 Capsule - Packages: 10 Capsule
Alpha D3 Capsule - Strengths: 0.5MCG, 1MCG, 0.25MCG

Alpha D3 Capsule - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Alpha D3 Capsule - Demographic Information


  1. Package insert. One-alpha. Retrieved on 10/10/2016. . - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. EMC Alfacalcidol capsules - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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