calcitriol (Rocaltrol)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is calcitriol-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of calcitriol treatment in pregnant women. Calcitriol should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby.

Calcitriol may be excreted in human milk. Mothers should not breastfeed while taking calcitriol.

What else should I know about calcitriol-oral?

What preparations of calcitriol-oral are available?

  • Oral liquid filled capsules: 0.25 and 0.5 mcg
  • Oral solution: 1 mcg/ml
  • Solution for injection: 1 and 2 mcg/ml

How should I keep calcitriol-oral stored?

Calcitriol should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F). Protect from light.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/7/2015

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