Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg is a member of the ‘vitamin D metabolites’ class of drugs, which are generally used to treat low blood calcium levels. CALCITRIOL efficiently cures osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), osteomalacia/rickets (weak bones), hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone), and latent tetany, all of which are caused by low calcium levels in the body (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels). Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postmenopausal women can also take CALCITRIOL to ensure that they get enough calcium. In persons with chronic renal illness, surgery, or other disorders, CALCITRIOL is also used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease.
Calcitriol (Vitamin D3) is present in Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg and is used to prevent or treat calcium insufficiency. It is a necessary nutrient for the creation and preservation of bones. Calcitriol is a synthetic version of Vitamin D3 that is used to treat calcium shortage in persons with chronic kidney failure, as well as hypoparathyroidism (low activity of the parathyroid gland) and metabolic bone diseases. It boosts calcium levels in the blood via increasing vitamin D levels. This aids in increasing the rate of calcium absorption from the gut.
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg should be taken as directed by your doctor. Depending on your medical condition, you should take Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Constipation or stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, mood changes, weakness, weariness, fast or pounding heartbeat, bone/muscle pain, and headache are all possible adverse effects of Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg. The majority of Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg adverse effects do not require medical care and fade away with time. However, if these side effects last for more than a week, please see your doctor.
Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg or any of its inactive ingredients. Before taking Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg, pregnant or breastfeeding women should see their doctor. Only when directed by a doctor should pregnant women take higher quantities of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose. Because Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg can pass into breast milk, nursing mothers should see a doctor before starting Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg. If you have hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), or malabsorption syndrome, don’t use Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food). If you have heart, kidney, liver, or blood vessel disease, kidney stones, sarcoidosis (the growth of inflammatory cells in various parts of the body), Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease), Whipple’s disease (bacterial infection affecting the joints and digestive system), achlorhydria (lack of stomach acid), low bile levels, or phosphate imbalance, tell your doctor.
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg uses
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones (weak and brittle bones)
Rickets/osteomalacia (weak bones)
Hypoparathyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough (low levels of parathyroid hormone)
Tetany latent (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels)
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg efficiently treats osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), osteomalacia/rickets (weak bones), hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone), and latent tetany, all of which are caused by low calcium levels in the body (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels). Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg can also be used to ensure that pregnant, nursing, and postmenopausal women obtain enough calcium. In persons with chronic renal illness, surgery, or other diseases, Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg is also used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease.
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg comes in a variety of dosing forms; your doctor will determine the amount and type. Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg comes in three different forms: capsule, oral solution, and injectable solution. Capsule: With a glass of water, swallow the whole thing. Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg can be taken with or without food at regular intervals as directed by your doctor. It should not be crushed, chewed, or broken. Solution for oral use: Before using, give the bottle a good shake. Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg can be taken with or without food. Use a measuring cup to measure the liquid form of Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg and take it as directed by your doctor. Solution injectable: It will only be delivered by health care experts, so don’t try to self-administer it.
Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg Side Effects
Hypercalcemia is a condition in which the body’s calcium levels (high calcium levels in the blood)
Loss of weight
I’m not feeling well.
Headache and a lethargic sensation
Weak or drowsy
Pain or discomfort in the stomach
Infection of the urinary tract
Precautions and Warnings in Depth
If you are on hemodialysis for renal problems and have a stent in your heart, tell your doctor before taking Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg. Because Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg can affect calcium levels, it’s a good idea to check calcium levels in the blood and urine on a frequent basis. Fever, increased thirst and urination, dehydration, bedwetting, constipation, and stomach pain should all be reported to your doctor very away, since these could indicate very high calcium levels in your blood. Before taking Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg, pregnant or breastfeeding women should see their doctor. Only when directed by a doctor should pregnant women take higher quantities of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose. Because Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg can pass into breast milk, nursing mothers should see a doctor before starting Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg. If you have hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), or malabsorption syndrome, don’t use Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food).
Interactions Between Drugs
CALCITRIOL may interact with other vitamin D-containing medicines, steroid medicines (hydrocortisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone), a medicine to treat high cholesterol in your blood (cholestyramine), magnesium-containing medications, such as antacids (used to treat indigestion), heart-disease medicines (digoxin or digitoxin), and diuretic medicines (bendroflumethiazide, chlortalidone, indapamide)
Drug-food interactions: Avoid vitamin D-fortified meals and a high intake of dairy products including milk, ghee, and cheese.
Patients with bleeding disorders, hypercalcemia (high amounts of calcium in the blood), metastatic calcification (extra deposits of calcium in the body), kidney issues, high blood pressure, cancer, optic nerve damage, and high levels of vitamin D should not take CALCITRIOL.
Because drinking alcohol can decrease calcium absorption, it’s best to avoid it when taking Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg.
Only use higher dosages of CALCITRIOL than the daily dietary guideline during pregnancy if your doctor advises you to. Calcitriol in larger amounts has the potential to harm the fetus. Before ordering Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg, your doctor will assess the risks and benefits.
If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using CALCITRIOL. CALCITRIOL is a substance that can be found in breast milk. If you’re using CALCITRIOL while breastfeeding, keep an eye on the mother’s and baby’s serum calcium levels.
CALCITRIOL MAY NOT HAVE AN EFFECT ON YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE.
Before taking Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg, tell your doctor if you have a history of liver problems. Certain Vitamin D forms’ metabolic and therapeutic activity can be affected by hepatic impairment or liver disease.
If you have renal illness, such as kidney stones, or are on dialysis, you should consult your doctor before starting CALCITRIOL. Calcitriol in CALCITRIOL raises serum inorganic phosphate levels, so patients on dialysis should be cautious to maintain proper phosphorus levels and avoid ectopic calcification (calcium deposition).
No habit formation
Advice on Diet and Lifestyle
Include dairy items in your diet, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, and milk-based custard.
Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables should be consumed on a daily basis.
Snacking on calcium-rich nuts such as Brazil nuts or almonds is a good idea.
Sesame seeds can be sprinkled on food, vegetables, and salads. Calcium is abundant in sesame seeds.
Caffeine, soft drinks, and alcohol, all of which impede calcium absorption, should be avoided or limited.
To get more calcium in your diet, swap out the beef for tofu or tempeh.
CALCITRIOL is not recommended for people who have or have had kidney stones, as it increases the risk of kidney stone formation. For more information, talk to your doctor.
Calcium levels may need to be checked on a regular basis by your doctor.
Additional Information: This item is non-refundable.
Glossary of Diseases and Conditions
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes brittle and weak bones through lowering bone density. Bones weaken and are more likely to shatter as they grow less thick. Breaking a bone is a significant osteoporosis consequence, especially in older people. Women are much more prone than men to acquire osteoporosis. Back pain from a fractured or collapsed vertebra, loss of height over time, a stooped posture, and a bone that breaks much more quickly than predicted are all signs and symptoms.
Osteomalacia/Rickets: A bone disease in children characterized by the softening and weakening of bones due to a lack of vitamin D. Adults can develop osteomalacia, which is a disorder that is comparable to osteoporosis. It results in bone discomfort, slowed growth, and soft, brittle bones, which can lead to abnormalities.
Tetany is a disorder characterized by cramps and spasms in the hands, feet, and larynx caused by low calcium levels in the body (hypocalcemia) (voice box).
Calcitriol, which is found in CALCITRIOL, helps your body absorb more calcium from your diet. This aids in the formation of healthy bones and the prevention of bone deterioration.
When used over an extended period of time, CALCITRIOL might produce kidney stones due to excessive calcium deposition. If you have any renal problems or a history of kidney stones, please see your doctor before taking CALCITRIOL as a daily supplement.
CALCITRIOL is a calcium supplement that is used to boost low calcium levels in the body. As a result, using CALCITRIOL during hypercalcemia is not recommended because it causes calcium overload, which can lead to kidney stones and other side effects.
Vitamin D3 supplements should ideally be taken with the major meal of the day or with milk.
If you are allergic to CALCITRIOL or any of the other substances in it, do not use it. Hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), metastatic calcification (additional calcium deposits in the body), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nourishment from food) are all contraindications to taking CALCITRIOL.