Rocaltrol

Rocaltrol

calcitriol

Manufacturer:

Roche

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Calcitriol
Indications/Uses
Established postmenopausal osteoporosis; renal osteodystrophy in patients w/ chronic renal failure particularly those undergoing hemodialysis; postsurgical or idiopathic hypoparathyroidism; pseudohypoparathyroidism; vit D-dependent rickets; hypophosphatemic vit D-resistant rickets; predialysis patients.
Dosage/Direction for Use
The optimal daily dose is based on patient's serum Ca level (individualised dose). Postmenopausal osteoporosis 0.25 mcg bd.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. All diseases associated w/ hypercalcemia.
Special Precautions
May trigger hypercalcemia w/ abrupt increase in Ca intake as a result of changes in diet or uncontrolled intake of Ca prep. May increase inorganic phosphate levels in serum. Avoid concurrent vit D prep intake. Maintain adequate fluid intake. Pregnancy. Monitor serum Ca levels in nursing mother & in infant.
Adverse Reactions
Hypercalcemia.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of hypercalcemia w/ thiazide diuretics. Precipitated cardiac arrhythmias w/ digitalis. Mg-containing drugs may cause hypermagnesemia (do not co-administer in chronic renal dialysis). Phosphate-binding agents (adjust dosage). Impaired intestinal absorption by cholestyramine.
ATC Classification
A11CC04 - calcitriol ; Belongs to the class of vitamin D and analogues. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rocaltrol cap 0.25 mcg
Packing/Price
100's
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