Rocaltrol: Instructions for use, contraindications, composition

Rocaltrol is a form of vitamin D. It is used in treatment of low calcium levels in blood in patients with chronic kidney dialysis. It is used in treatment of low calcium levels in blood in patients with chronic kidney dialysis. It works promoting proper absorption and usage of calcium and phosphate by your body in normal one development and maintenance.

Pharmacological groups of Rocaltrol

Proofreaders metabolism of bone and cartilage

Vitamin — calcium-phosphorus metabolism regulator [B vitamins and vitamin-like agent]

After buying Rocaltrol carefully read the instructions on the drug or consult your physician.

After buying Rocaltrol carefully read the instructions on the drug or consult your physician.

The nosological classification (ICD-10) of Rocaltrol

E20 Hypoparathyroidism

E55.0 Rickets active

M81.0 postmenopausal osteoporosis

M89.5 Osteolysis

Composition of Rocaltrol

Calcitriol 0.25 mcg or 0.5 mg

Excipients: butylhydroxyanisole; butylhydroxytoluene; medium chain triglycerides

capsule shell: gelatin; glycerol (glycerin) 85%; Karion 83 (contains — 2-4% mannitol, sorbitol, 27-35%, 61-71% hydrogenated hydrolyzed starch); titanium dioxide (E171); dye iron oxide red (E172); dye iron oxide yellow (E172)

Pharmacologic effect of Rocaltrol

Mode of action — regulating calcium metabolism, stimulating osteogenesis, normalizing calcium in bone tissue.

Contraindications of Rocaltrol

Hypersensitivity. In the systemic application: hypercalcemia, renal osteodystrophy with hyperphosphatemia, the D hypervitaminosis, pregnancy, lactation.

When applied topically: hypercalcemia, or sharing violation Ca2 + concomitant systemic (maintenance) treatment of calcium homeostasis, pregnancy, lactation.

Restrictions apply

For regular use: atherosclerosis, pulmonary tuberculosis (active form), chronic heart failure, hyperphosphatemia, phosphate nefrourolitiaz, sarcoidosis or other granulomatosis, pregnancy, lactation, old age (may promote atherosclerosis), children’s age (18 years).

Side effects of Rocaltrol

Systemic effects. The symptoms of an overdose of vitamin D: hypercalcemia syndrome or calcium intoxication (depending on the severity and duration of hypercalcemia).

Early symptoms: weakness, prolonged headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, myalgia, bone pain, metallic taste, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, thirst, increased frequency of urination, especially at night, or polyuria, arrhythmia.

Late symptoms: bone pain, polydipsia, anorexia, nocturia, conjunctivitis, pancreatitis, photophobia, rhinorrhea, pruritus, hyperthermia, decreased libido, increased blood urea nitrogen, albuminuria, hypercholesterolemia, elevated liver transaminases (ALT and AST), ectopic calcification, nephrocalcinosis, hypertension, dystrophy (weakness, loss of weight), sensory disorder, dehydration, lethargy, growth retardation, urinary tract infection; rare — psychosis. Allergic reactions (itching, rash, urticaria, very rare — erythematous skin lesions).

When applied topically: dermatitis.

If you miss a dose of Rocaltrol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. In pharmacies in our network you can always order your medication in case of his absence at the time of treatment.