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Rocaltrol® (ro'kal-trol); (Validus brand of calcitriol [kal"si-tri'ol])

Rocaltrol is a synthetic version of the active form of vitamin D3 which occurs naturally in the body. Rocaltrol is NOT a vitamin supplement. It is a potent drug that acts more like a hormone than a vitamin.

Patient and Caregiver Issues Covered in This Website:

About Rocaltrol:
•  What is Rocaltrol?
•  What conditions are treated with Rocaltrol?
•  Who should not take Rocaltrol?
•  What should I avoid when taking Rocaltrol?
•  How does Rocaltrol compare to nutritional supplements containing either calcium, Vitamin D or both?
About Chronic Kidney Disease
•  What is Chronic Kidney Disease?
Facts about Chronic Kidney Disease
What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?
What are the risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease?
What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?
How is Vitamin D involved in Chronic Kidney Disease?
•  How does Rocaltrol work in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?
How should I take Rocaltrol?
How will my physician know whether my treatment with Rocaltrol is working?
About Hypoparathyroidism
•  What is hypoparathyroidism?
•  How should I take Rocaltrol?
•  How will my physician know whether my treatment with Rocaltrol is working?
Rocaltrol Safety
•  Important safety information about Rocaltrol
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider prior to and during Rocaltrol treatment?
What are some possible side effects of treatment?
Can I take Rocaltrol while I'm taking other medications?
Full Prescribing Information for Rocaltrol

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.