Calcium vs Calcitriol - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Calcium and Calcitriol. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 13, 2019

102,695 people who take Calcium and Calcitriol are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Calcium vs Calcitriol drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Calcitriol (calcitriol)
  • Calcium (calcium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  4. Pyrexia (fever)
  5. Vomiting
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  8. Pain
  9. Asthenia (weakness)
  10. Pneumonia
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Pain
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  8. Fall
  9. Dizziness
  10. Pain In Extremity

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Hospitalisation
  2. Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood)
  3. Arteriovenous Fistula Site Complication
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
  7. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  8. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
  9. Gastroenteritis (inflammation of stomach and intestine)
  10. Femur Fracture
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Femur Fracture
  4. Pain
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Anxiety
  7. Dizziness
  8. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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