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Can I Take Rocaltrol While On Other Medications?
•  Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to calcitriol, other forms of vitamin D such as calcifediol, dihydrotachysterol, doxercalciferol, ergocalciferol, paricalcitol, or any other medications or vitamins.
•  Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking, especially antacids; calcium supplements; cholestyramine; colestipol; digoxin; diuretics ('water pills'); ketoconazole; lanthanum; laxatives; oral steroids such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, and prednisone; other forms of vitamin D; phenobarbital; phenytoin; and sevelamer. Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking ergocalciferol or have stopped taking it in the past few months. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
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.