How it works
Rocaltrol is a Vitamin D3 supplement that is used for treating hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease in patients who have suffered kidney failure but are yet to undergo dialysis. It may also be used for other purposes.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
Take care that you swallow the capsule whole without breaking, crushing or chewing it.
Antacids containing mineral oil or magnesium must be avoided while using Rocalrol.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do i store Rocaltrol
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Overdose Information Rocaltrol
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided Rocaltrol
You must avoid using Rocaltrol if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
Known drug and food interactions
• Digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
• Cholestyramine (Questran, Prevalite);
• Ketoconazole (Nizoral);
• Lanthanum (Fosrenol);
• Seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
• Steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair, Flovent), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Cortastat, dexpak, Decadron) and others;
Information for Pregnant Women Rocaltrol
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category C
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.