Rocaltrol (Calcitriol)


Rocaltrol is a drug that contains active ingredients. Calcitriol is a vitamin D supplement derivative. This vitamin is necessary for the body’s calcium retention and utilization to be as effective as possible. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in bones and teeth, and it is responsible for their strength. When people, particularly women, take steroid prescription medications such as prednisone, their bones lose calcium and osteoporosis develops. When bones are weak, they are more likely to break, which can have serious consequences.

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Oral calcium medicine is used in gastroenterology to prevent bone loss, which can occur with steroid (prednisone) use and certain liver disorders, such as essential biliary cirrhosis and essential sclerosing cholangitis. It’s also used to treat low blood calcium in patients on continuous kidney dialysis, as well as parathyroid hormone disorders and psoriasis vulgaris.

Dosage: Take this drug by mouth with or without nourishment, normally once in a day or as directed by your specialist.

Drug side effects include:

Any prescription, especially over-the-counter medications, can cause negative effects. Some of them are minor, such as a stomach upset, which can be prevented by taking the medication with meals. Minor reactions may go away on their own, but if they persist, see your doctor. In the event of serious adverse effects, the patient should call their doctor right away. If taken as directed, this drug has no side effects.


Interaction means that one medication may increase or diminish the impact of a medication. Additionally, the more prescriptions an individual takes, the more possible drug interaction occurs.

Interaction with this medication may happen with the following medicine: 

  • Mineral oil
  • Magnesium
  • Digoxin, Verapamil, Cholestyramine, phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Thiazide diuretics, barbiturates

Important information: 

Mostly after 40 years, more individuals are suffering with the issue of bone trouble. It is presently remarkable that osteoporosis can be avoided or postponed by quitting smoking, and must keep away from intake of liquor. To minimize chances of osteoporosis we should take calcium and vitamin D. At the point when cortisone (steroids, prednisone) is utilized for a therapeutic condition, the need is much more prominent.


Store Rocaltrol somewhere around 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store far from hotness, dampness, and light. Don’t store in the lavatory. Keep Rocaltrol out of the scope of kids.

Additional information




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