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Blood Pressure Increased, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Respiratory Distress (6274426-8)
on Jul 02, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, weighting 162.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: blood pressure increased, refusal of treatment by patient, respiratory distress. Hectorol dosage: Intravenous.
Associated medications used:
  • Sensipar
  • Lisinopril (lisinopril Dihydrate)
  • Lopressor
  • Hydralazine Hcl
  • Phoslo
  • Coreg
  • Folic Acid
  • Stresstabs (vitamin Nos)


Anaphylactic Reaction, Food Allergy (6235699-0)
Patient was taking Hectorol. Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: anaphylactic reaction, food allergy on Jun 04, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Hectorol dosage: 6 Mcg, 2x/w, Intravenous, 4 Mcg, 2x/w.

Blood Parathyroid Hormone Increased, Convulsion, Hypercalcaemia (6204036-X)
Adverse event was reported on May 07, 2009 by a Male taking Hectorol (Dosage: 4 Mcg, Intravenous) was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 137.8 lb, After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: blood parathyroid hormone increased, convulsion, hypercalcaemia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Sensipar
  • Atenolol
  • Lovastatin
  • Insulin (insulin)
  • Fosrenol
  • Baby Aspirin (acetlysalicylic Acid)
  • Cozaar
  • Norvasc


Pruritus (6115836-9)
on Feb 27, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol (doxercalcifero) Capsule, 0.5mcg. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: pruritus. Hectorol (doxercalcifero) Capsule, 0.5mcg dosage: 0.5 Mcg, Qod, Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine Mesilate)
  • Flomax (tamsulosn Hydrochloride)
  • Furosemide (furosemide Sodium)
  • Acetaminophen



Pruritus (6058045-4)
on Jan 15, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: pruritus. Hectorol dosage: 0.5 Mcg Qod Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine Mesilate)
  • Flomax
  • Furosemide (furosemide Sodium)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lip Swelling, Respiratory Disorder (6053365-1)
Patient was taking Hectorol. After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: lip swelling, respiratory disorder on Jan 05, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Hectorol dosage: 6 Mcg, 2x/w, Intravenous 4 Mcg, 2x/w, Intravenous.

Blood Calcium Decreased, Dizziness, Inner Ear Disorder (5945758-5)
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2008 by a Male taking Hectorol (Dosage: 0.5 Mcg, Qd, Oral) was diagnosed with
  • hypoparathyroidism
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: blood calcium decreased, dizziness, inner ear disorder. Patient was hospitalized.

Dizziness (5881020-7)
on Sep 02, 2008 Male from UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypoparathyroidism
and was treated with Hectorol. Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: dizziness. Hectorol dosage: 0.5 Mcg, Qd; Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiopulmonary Failure, Central Nervous System Infection, Nipple Pain (5498426-0)
on Oct 10, 2007 Male from UNITED STATES , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: cardiopulmonary failure, central nervous system infection, nipple pain. Hectorol dosage: 2.5 Mcg Tiw Po.

Accidental Exposure, Blood Parathyroid Hormone Increased, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vision Blurred, Vomiting (5466366-9)
Patient was taking Hectorol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: accidental exposure, blood parathyroid hormone increased, diarrhoea, nausea, vision blurred, vomiting on Sep 11, 2007 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 43 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Hectorol dosage: 5.5. Mcg Once Iv.
Associated medications used:
  • Zemplar


Nipple Pain (5417390-3)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 02, 2007 by a Male taking Hectorol (Dosage: 2.5 Mcg Tiw Po) was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 75 years of age, Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: nipple pain.

Accidental Exposure, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vision Blurred, Vomiting (5410299-0)
on Jul 27, 2007 Male from UNITED STATES , 43 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: accidental exposure, diarrhoea, nausea, vision blurred, vomiting. Hectorol dosage: 5.5 Mcg Once Iv.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zemplar


Arteriovenous Fistula Site Complication, Bacteraemia, Cardiovascular Disorder, Catheter Related Complication, Catheter Site Discharge, Haematocrit Decreased, Haemodialysis, Haemoglobin Decreased, Staphylococcal Infection (5407942-9)
on Jul 24, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: arteriovenous fistula site complication, bacteraemia, cardiovascular disorder, catheter related complication, catheter site discharge, haematocrit decreased, haemodialysis, haemoglobin decreased, staphylococcal infection. Hectorol dosage: 0.25 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Activase
  • Amlodipine
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
  • Epogen
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Parathyroid Hormone Increased, Cardiac Disorder, Dizziness, Hyperhidrosis, Paranoia, Pruritus (5362849-0)
Patient was taking Hectorol. Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: blood parathyroid hormone increased, cardiac disorder, dizziness, hyperhidrosis, paranoia, pruritus on Jun 07, 2007 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Hectorol dosage: 1 Mcg Daily Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Parathyroid Hormone Increased, Cardiac Disorder, Dizziness, Hyperhidrosis, Pruritus (5341031-7)
Adverse event was reported on May 16, 2007 by a Male taking Hectorol (Dosage: 1 Mcg Daily Po) was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: blood parathyroid hormone increased, cardiac disorder, dizziness, hyperhidrosis, pruritus. Patient was hospitalized.

Arteriovenous Fistula Operation, Hyperparathyroidism, Muscular Weakness, Overdose (5335551-9)
on May 10, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: arteriovenous fistula operation, hyperparathyroidism, muscular weakness, overdose. Hectorol dosage: 2.5 Mcg 3x/w Po.

Dialysis, Hyperparathyroidism, Incorrect Dose Administered, Muscular Weakness, Overdose (5294514-2)
on Mar 28, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: dialysis, hyperparathyroidism, incorrect dose administered, muscular weakness, overdose. Hectorol dosage: 2.5 Mcg 3x/w Po.

Arrhythmia (5292662-4)
Patient was taking Hectorol. After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: arrhythmia on Mar 21, 2007 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Hectorol dosage: 4 Mcg 2x/w Iv.

Blood Parathyroid Hormone Increased (5213084-8)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 19, 2006 by a Male taking Hectorol (Dosage: 6 Mcg 3x/w Iv) was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 144.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: blood parathyroid hormone increased.

Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary Artery Bypass, Gangrene, Peripheral Vascular Disorder, Sepsis (5213059-9)
on Jan 02, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, was treated with Hectorol. Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass, gangrene, peripheral vascular disorder, sepsis. Hectorol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Renagel (1.6 G Tid Po)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Repliva
  • K-dur 10
  • Epogen
  • Aspirin
  • Diovan
  • Coreg


Blood Parathyroid Hormone Increased (5213046-0)
on Jan 03, 2007 Male from UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. After Hectorol was administered, patient encountered several Hectorol side effects: blood parathyroid hormone increased. Hectorol dosage: 6 Mcg 3x/w Iv.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Sensipar (cinacalcet Hydrochloride)


Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary Artery Bypass, Gangrene, Peripheral Vascular Disorder, Sepsis (5189818-8)
Patient was taking Hectorol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass, gangrene, peripheral vascular disorder, sepsis on Dec 04, 2006 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 67 years of age, . Hectorol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Renagel (2.4 G Tid Po)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Repliva
  • K-dur 10
  • Epogen
  • Aspirin
  • Diovan
  • Coreg


Hypercalcaemia, Metastatic Neoplasm, Serum Ferritin Increased (5149039-1)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 06, 2006 by a Female taking Hectorol (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, Patient felt the following Hectorol side effects: hypercalcaemia, metastatic neoplasm, serum ferritin increased.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Folic Acid
  • Colchicine
  • Phoslo
  • Metronidazole
  • Tramadol Hcl


(5060307-4)
on Jul 06, 2006 Male from UNITED STATES , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. . Hectorol dosage: 4 Mcg 2x/w Iv.

Anxiety, Diabetic Nephropathy, Nephritis Interstitial, Nervousness, Pollakiuria, Renal Failure Chronic, Renal Impairment, Soft Tissue Disorder, Swelling (5028193-6)
on May 30, 2006 Male from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 266.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperparathyroidism secondary
and was treated with Hectorol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hectorol side effects: anxiety, diabetic nephropathy, nephritis interstitial, nervousness, pollakiuria, renal failure chronic, renal impairment, soft tissue disorder, swelling. Hectorol dosage: 2.5 Mcg Qd Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Ambien
  • Lasix
  • Lisinopril
  • Zoloft
  • Humalog
  • Niaspan
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Lantus (insulin Glargine-systemic)


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Alternative HECTOROL Names:DOXERCALC

Active Ingredient: DOXERCALC

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 69. View Hectorol Adverse Reports

Hectorol safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 14

Reported hospitalizations: 24

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