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      ROCALTROL 0.25MCG CAP

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      10 Units/pack

      MRP 284.03

      Inclusive of all Taxes

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      ROCALTROL 0.25MCG CAP

      Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap
      Uses and Benefits

       

      Uses and Benefits

      Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap is a multivitamin supplement and is used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss or osteoporosis, weak bones or osteocalcin/rickets, decreased activity of the parathyroid gland also called as hypoparathyroidism, and a certain muscle disease known as latent tetany. Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap is prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients who are undergoing chronic renal dialysis and it helps in the proper absorption and use of phosphate and calcium in the body. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

      Composition

       

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap is Calcitriol 0.25 MCG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

       

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap neutralizes the hydrochloric acid present in gastric secretions and also helps the body to use more of the calcium found in foods and supplements. Calcitriol is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium in the body and also bone disease in patients whose kidneys or specifically the parathyroid glands, are not working normally.

      Contraindications and Cautions

       

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap

      • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap or any of its components
      • Allergy to any other drugs
      • Hypercalcemia
      • Kidney disease
      • Little or no stomach acid
      • Heart disease
      • Pancreas disease
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Malabsorption syndrome
      • Caution:
      • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
      • Before taking Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
      • Pregnant or breastfeeding
      • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
      Side Effects

       

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

      • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Loss of appetite
      • Unusual weight loss
      • Mental or mood changes
      • Bone or muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Increased thirst or urination
      • Weakness
      • Unusual tiredness
      How to Use

       

      How to Use

      Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap can be taken with food. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
      Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take this medicine as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time.
      This medicine should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

      Overdosage

      Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap, contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

      • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Mental or mood changes
      • Bone or muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Severe dizziness
      • Trouble breathing
      Warnings and Precautions

       

      Warnings and Precautions

      It is best to take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

      Liver:

      safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease. There might be slight/mild side-effects on patients with liver ailments. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may not be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      safe to use in pregnant women? Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap may be safe for pregnant women. However, only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

      Lactation:

      safe to use in breastfeeding women? Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tab should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this tab may be used by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

      Alcohol:

      is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

      Driving:

      does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor before using Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap.

      Food:

      Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This tab can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

      Drug Interactions:

      Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. This tab may interact with digoxin, cellulose sodium phosphate, certain phosphate binders. Do not start Rocatrol 0.25mcg Cap on your own. Please consult your doctor.

      Precautions
      • Keep this product out of reach of small children.
      • Keep this product in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
      • Check the date of expiry of this tab and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
      • Do not accept a damaged product.
      • Store this product at room temperature.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

       

      FDA Pregnancy Category
      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is calcitriol for:

      This medication is a synthetic vitamin D analog, prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis. It helps proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphate in the body.

      How does calcitriol work:

      It works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods and supplements.

      How should calcitriol be used:

      PO- The recommended initial dose is 1 mcg (0.02 mcgkg) to 2 mcg administered three times weekly, approximately every other day. It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

      Common side effects of calcitriol :

      Dry mouth, muscle pain, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, metallic taste, upset stomach, constipation, difficult urination.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking calcitriol :

      Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Some drugs like phenytoin, phenobarbital, prednisone and some laxatives may affect the availability. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, pregnant, or planning to have surgery including dental procedures.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      Seek help if you have signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Inform doctor if you experience any bruising or bleeding, any rash, or if any side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take calcitriol with other medicines:

      This drug will only work if you get the right amount of calcium from your diet. If you are being treated with dialysis, your doctor may also prescribe a low phosphate diet. Follow these directions carefully. If you do not have kidney disease, you should drink plenty of fluids when taking this drug. If you have kidney disease, talk to your doctor about how much fluid you should drink each day.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.

      How do I store calcitriol :

      Store the medication at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism, Vitamins


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap?

      Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap is a multivitamin supplement and is used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss or osteoporosis, weak bones or osteocalcin/rickets, decreased activity of the parathyroid gland also called as hypoparathyroidism, and a certain muscle disease known as latent tetany. Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap is prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients who are undergoing chronic renal dialysis and it helps in the proper absorption and use of phosphate and calcium in the body.

      Q2. What are the side effects of Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap?

      Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, unusual weight loss, mental or mood changes, bone or muscle pain, headache, increased thirst or urination, weakness and unusual tiredness.

      Q3. Should we take Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap with food or without food?

      It may be taken along with food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap?

      Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, hypercalcemia, kidney disease, little or no stomach acid, heart disease, pancreas disease, sarcoidosis, malabsorption syndrome should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

      Q5. Does Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap make you sleepy?

      No. This tab does not make you drowsy.

      Q6. Is Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap harmful? What does an overdose of Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap lead to?

      No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like nausea or vomiting, mental or mood changes, bone or muscle pain, headache, severe dizziness and trouble breathing. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

      Q7. Can I take Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap during pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

      Q8. Can Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      Does not need a prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap?

      Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can lower the blood pressure drastically.

      Q10. How to store Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap?

      Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      No. Please swallow it whole.

      Q12. Can we give Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap to children?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap?

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2-6 hours of oral administration of the dose.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Rocaltrol 0.25mg Cap last?

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3-5 days.

      Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      ABBOTT

      abbott india ltd,3-4 corporarte park,sion-trombay road,mumbai-400071

      Packed By

      ABBOTT

      abbott india ltd,3-4 corporarte park,sion-trombay road,mumbai-400071

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