parathyroid drugs-calcitriol (SIDE EFFECTS (metallic taste , nausea ,…
Drugs should be used in pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother clearly outweighs the potential risk to the fetus
Drug should not be used in the presence of any known allergy
Store in clearly labelled containers
keep out of reach of children
store at room temperature
MECHANISM OF ACTION
A vitamin compound that regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphate from the small intestine.
Calcitriol's lifespan in the body is measured in hours, unlike its precursor calcifediol whose lifespan is measured in weeks. Calcitriol is inactivated by further hydroxylation to form 1,24,25-trihydroxyvitamin D, calcitroic acid. This occurs through the action of the CYP24A1 24-hydroxylase. Calcitroic acid is more soluble in water and is excreted in bile and urine.
Management of hypercalemia in patients on chronic renal dialysis
management of hypercalcaemia associated with hypoparathyroidis
to give the patient their medication on the right dose
nurse is to asses any allergies that the patient may present with.
should the patient be found that she is pregnant the doctor is to be notified and patient is to be weighed