Rocaltrol treat hyperparathyroidism i.e. overactive parathyroid glands)and metabolic bone disease in people who have chronic kidney failure and are not receiving dialysis. It is manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals, a well-known pharmaceutical company. It is available in a dosage as 0.25 mcg.
Manufacturer: Roche Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: This drug has the main active component Calcitriol. This active component is a hydroxycalciol, which is the active form of vitamin D3, produced from calciol via hydoxylation in the liver to form calcidiol. It plays the different roles such as bone density conservation agent, an antipsoriatic, an immunomodulator, an antineoplastic agent, a calcium channel modulator, a nutraceutical, a vitamin, a calcium channel agonist, a metabolite, a hormone, a human metabolite, and a mouse metabolite.
Indications: Given medicine is the man-made active form of vitamin D. This Vitamin D controls parathyroid hormone and the levels of certain minerals like calcium, phosphorus that are needed for building and keeping strong bones.
Vitamin D in the body needs to be changed to the active form by the liver and kidneys before using it. This medicine is used in people with kidney disease who can't make enough of the active form of Vitamin D. This mentioned pill Rocaltrol is used to prevent and treat certain types of calcium/phosphorus/parathyroid problems that can happen with long-term kidney dialysis or hypoparathyroidism. The medication shall be used with the specific diet recommended by the doctor.
Action Mechanism: This effective medicine is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium in the blood of people who have renal disease or problems with their parathyroid glands. This gland is that controls the amount of calcium in the blood through its secretion of parathyroid hormone.
The active component Calcitriol increases blood levels of calcium by extending the absorption of calcium in the kidneys, increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine. It also increases the release of calcium and phosphorus from the bones. This pill Rocaltrol helps the body to use calcium found in foods and supplements.
Dosages: This medicine is available in tablet form and in dosage as given below:
- 0.25 mcg: Usually, this pill must be taken once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
Note: Diet should be followed as recommended by the doctor to get the full benefit of the medicine.