ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule 10's

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Drug Information for ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule 10's

What is ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule used for?

ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule is a synthetic form of vitamin D used to treat calcium deficiency in people with kidney disease, hypocalcemia, and hypoparathyroidism. This medication is also used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule controls the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate, and thus maintains strong bones.

How to take ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule?

The dosage of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule can be taken with or without food.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule?

  • Cholestyramine
  • Digoxin
  • Fluticasone
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lanthanum
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Prednisone

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule can interact with seizure medications and steroids.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule?

Like other medicines, ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule can cause side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight loss

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking ROCALTROL 0.25mcg Capsule.


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