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What conditions are treated with Rocaltrol?
In patients not yet on renal dialysis, Rocaltrol is indicated for the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism and the resultant metabolic bone disease in patients with moderate to severe chronic renal failure.

In patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis, Rocaltrol is indicated for the management of hypocalcemia and the resultant metabolic bone disease.

In addition, Rocaltrol is indicated for the management of hypocalcemia and its clinical manifestations in patients with postsurgical hypoparathyroidism, idiopathic hypoparathyroidism, and pseudohypoparathyroidism.
References:
1. Rocaltrol [package insert]. Parsippany, NJ: Validus Pharmaceuticals; 2009.
2. Vitamin D. Medline Plus Web site. Available at: http://mplus.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-vitamind.html.
3. Hyperparathyroidism. National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Network Web site. Available at: http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/hyper/hyper.htm.
4. Hypoparathyroidism. Mayo Clinic.com Web site. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypoparathyroidism/DS00952.
 
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Important Safety Information for Rocaltrol® (calcitriol) Capsules and Oral solution
Rocaltrol should not be taken if there are symptoms of abnormally elevated vitamin D or calcium levels or if you are allergic to any product ingredient. Taking too much vitamin D can cause high calcium levels, which could trigger serious health problems and may require immediate medical attention. Dosage adjustments of Rocaltrol may be required if other medications are initiated or discontinued; do not stop taking other medications without your physician's knowledge. Potential side effects of Rocaltrol are, in general, similar to effects of taking too much vitamin D. Report early symptoms of elevated vitamin D or calcium including weakness, headache, somnolence, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, muscle or bone pain, metallic taste, and anorexia, abdominal pain or stomach ache, to your doctor.