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Who should not take Rocaltrol?
Rocaltrol (calcitriol) is contraindicated in patients with hypercalcemia or evidence of vitamin D toxicity or with known hypersensitivity to Rocaltrol (or drugs of the same class) or any of the inactive ingredients.
In pregnancy, animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Therefore Rocaltrol should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Calcitriol is excreted in human milk; therefore, mothers should not nurse while taking Rocaltrol.
1. Rocaltrol [package insert]. Parsippany, NJ: Validus Pharmaceuticals; 2009.
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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.