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How will my physician know whether my treatment with Rocaltrol is working?
•  Your physician will periodically evaluate your blood serum, for some or all of the following components, to determine if your Rocaltrol is working properly:
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorus
•  If the levels of these laboratory tests are not within the appropriate range, your physician may adjust or discontinue your daily dose of Rocaltrol.
References:
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.