Rocaltrol is a brand medication that contains Calcitriol, which is an analogue of Vitamin D2, which plays an essential function in calcium absorption and bone growth. It is used to treat various diseases associated with abnormal calcium levels in your body, such as problems of the parathyroid glands and osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones) in women after menopause.
Rocaltrol is available as capsules. It can be taken with or without food. Taking it with food may help to reduce stomach discomfort. Swallow it whole and do not crush, chew, or break the capsule.
For secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
Initially 0.25mcg daily, which may be increased to 0.5 mcg daily if necessary.
For postmenopausal osteoporosis
Take 0.25mcg twice daily.
For renal osteodystrophy
Initially 0.25 mcg daily or every other day. May be increased by 0.25 mcg at 2-4 week intervals if necessary. Usual dosage range is 0.5-1 mcg daily.
Initially 0.25 mcg daily given in the morning, which may increase at 2-4 week intervals if necessary.
Common dosing schedule:
Rocaltrol can be taken with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Rocaltrol may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Rocaltrol is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Rocaltrol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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