Calcitriol

Generic of Rocaltrol, Vectical

What is Calcitriol used for?

Calcitriol is a man-made active form of vitamin D. Most people get enough vitamin D from exposure to the sun and from fortified food products (such as dairy products, vitamins). Vitamin D helps control parathyroid hormone and the levels of certain minerals (such as calcium, phosphorus) that are needed for building and keeping strong bones. Before regular vitamin D can be used by the body, it needs to be changed to the active form by the liver and kidneys. Calcitriol is used in patients with kidney disease who can't make enough of the active form of Vitamin D. This medication is also used to prevent and treat certain types of calcium/phosphorus/parathyroid problems that can happen with long-term kidney dialysis or hypoparathyroidism. Calcitriol is usually used along with specific diet recommendations and sometimes other medications.

CHEMICAL NAME

Calcitriol

DRUG TYPE

Vitamins And Minerals
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Calcitriol Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This drug may also be used for certain bone diseases (rickets, osteomalacia) when regular vitamin D does not work.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Calcitriol Dosage and Form Information

Capsule
0.5 Mcg
0.25 Mcg
Solution Oral
1 Mcg/Ml
Ointment
3 Mcg/G

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Brand Name Examples

Capsule
0.25 Mcg
0.5 Mcg
Solution Oral
1 Mcg/Ml
Ointment
3 Mcg/G