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What we now about Calcitriol Solution

Brand Name(s): Rocaltrol Solution

Generic Name Calcitriol Solution

What is calcitriol oral solution?

CALCITRIOL (Rocaltrol®) is a man-made form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary to maintain the right amount of calcium in the body for strong bones and teeth. Calcitriol helps your body keep the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus and maintain healthy bones. Generic calcitriol oral solution is available.

What should my health care professional know before I take calcitriol?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • kidney disease
  • too much calcium or vitamin D in the blood
  • parathyroid disease
  • other chronic illness
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to vitamin D, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I take this medicine?

Take calcitriol oral solution by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take exactly as directed. Do not exceed the prescribed dose because calcitriol is stored in the body. To help you measure the correct amount, Single-use measuring devices should be provided to you from your pharmacist. If you are unsure or are having difficulty using the measuring device, talk to your pharmacist or other health care professional for assistance.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with calcitriol?

  • cholestyramine
  • colestipol
  • digoxin
  • ketoconazole
  • orlistat
  • mineral oil
  • seizure (convulsion) or epilepsy medicine
  • water pills

Talk to your prescriber or other health care professional before taking any of these medicines:

  • antacids
  • calcium supplements
  • magnesium supplements
  • vitamin D

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from taking calcitriol?

The recommended daily allowance of calcitriol does not usually cause any side effects. High doses for long periods of time may cause serious side effects

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

Early side effect of too much calcitriol:

  • bone pain
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • metallic taste
  • nausea, vomiting
  • unusual tiredness, or weakness

Late side effects of too much calcitriol:

  • increased thirst
  • increase in the need to pass urine (especially at night)
  • irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure
  • loss of appetite
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • stomach pain
  • weight loss

What should I watch for while taking calcitriol?

Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need a special diet and to take calcium supplements.

Do not take any non-prescription medicines that contain vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, or calcium including antacids while taking calcitriol, unless your prescriber or health care professional says you can. The extra calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, or vitamin D can lead to side effects. Do not take more calcium, magnesium, or vitamin D than your prescriber or health care professional recommends.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store at room temperature between 15° and 30°C (59° and 86°F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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