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What is Rocaltrol (calcitriol) typically used for?

What is Rocaltrol (calcitriol) typically used for?

Low blood calcium.: Rocaltrol is the active form of vitamin D which is made in the kidney and released into the blood as a hormone to help maintain blood calcium. It is als mad in many other organs. It is used to maintain normal blood calcium in patients with no parathyroid glands and to treat kidney failure patients who can't make enough of the hormone. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take Rocaltrol (calcitriol)?

Can children and teenagers take Rocaltrol (calcitriol)?

Rarely necessary: Rocaltrol or calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D and is far more expensive than standard vitamin D. It is only indicated in situations where the body is unable to activate vitamin D normally such as chronic renal disease and deficiency of parathyroid hormone which is rare and needs to be managed by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can I take rocaltrol (calcitriol) while breastfeeding?

Can I take rocaltrol (calcitriol) while breastfeeding?

Yes: According to lactmed, a free database from the national library of medicine on medications and breastfeeding, if you need to take Rocaltrol (calcitriol) there is no need to discontinue breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Rocaltrol (calcitriol)?

Can pregnant women take Rocaltrol (calcitriol)?

Yes, if necessary.: If there is a medical need such as low blood calcium due to hypoparathyroidism it is appropriate to take Rocaltrol (calcitriol) if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm hypoparathyroid, on 1500mg calcium + rocaltrol (calcitriol) 2.5mg supplements, have bad knee and ankle pain at night.?

What do you advise if I'm hypoparathyroid, on 1500mg calcium + rocaltrol (calcitriol) 2.5mg supplements, have bad knee and ankle pain at night.?

Levels: First make sure you exhaust all possible causes of your hypoparathyroidism. Then make sure you are adequately controlled. ...Read more

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What is the function of the medication, Calcitriol?

What is the function of the medication, Calcitriol?

Low calcium: Oral Calcitriol is indicated for low calcium conditions due to kidney disease and other conditions. Topical Calcitriol ointment is indicated for Psoriasis, and autoimmune skin condition. ...Read more

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What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more

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Is 105 high level of calcitriol?

Yes: Hi. Is this a work up for high blood calcium? If so (and you're not TAKING calcitriol), you have either a granulomatous disease (sarcoidosis, TB, etc) or a lymphoma causing hi calcitriol. Your doctor will work it up or refer you to an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Where in the body is calcitriol produced?

Where in the body is calcitriol produced?

Skin: Your body takes in vitamins, turns them into inactive vitamon d and the sun then the kidneys activate it. Causes calcium absorptoin from GI tract. ...Read more

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Do calcitonin and calcitriol do the same thing?

Do calcitonin and calcitriol do the same thing?

They are different: Calcitonin is a hormone that helps regulate calcium, it is also used for treatment of Osteoporosis by decreasing bone resorption (bone thinning).

Calcitriol is the active form of Vitamin D that helps to improve calcium absorption from the gut. ...Read more

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What does high clcium serum, high phosphorous, and high calcitriol and creating mean?

What does high clcium serum, high phosphorous, and high calcitriol and creating mean?

High creatinine?: Hi. "Creating" is not a real substance. If you mean creatinine, it means the patient has some degree of kidney disease, probably chronic. At a certain point of chronic kidney disease (CKD), patients are treated with calcitriol. A patient with high serum calcium and phosphorus, high calcitriol, and high creatinine is in kidney failure, on calcitriol, and with serious calcium and phosphate problems. ...Read more

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Is ‏Calcitriol save during pregnancy? , I have hypoparathyrodism

Is ‏Calcitriol save during pregnancy? , I have hypoparathyrodism

Can be used: Discuss with the doctor treating your pregnancy. They can determine if treatment should continue during pregnancy. Hypoparathyroidism during pregnancy is actually quite rare. ...Read more

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Does calcitriol affect cholesterol readings?

Does calcitriol affect cholesterol readings?

Not directly.: Calcitriol may interact with certain drugs which are used to
treat elevated cholesterol...Each drug needs to be evaluated individually. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium carbonet with D3 and calcitriol?

Can I take calcium carbonet with D3 and calcitriol?

Only take one vit d: Vitamin d has multiple names and types, the active compound is 1, 2 dihydroxy vitamin d 2 and is naturally formed innormal people. A vitamin d level should be done to check deficiency. Needed especially if th bone density is low or there are fractures. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium carbonet with D3 if taking calcitriol?

Can I take calcium carbonet with D3 if taking calcitriol?

Only take one vit d: Vitamin d has multiple names and types, the active compound is 1, 2 dihydroxy vitamin d 2 and is naturally formed innormal people. A vitamin d level should be done to check deficiency. Needed especially if th bone density is low or there are fractures. ...Read more

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Where in the body is calcitriol coming from? How does it affect your calcium?

Where in the body is calcitriol coming from? How does it affect your calcium?

Kidney: Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin d and is formed in the kidneys. Among its functions is transport of calcium through the gut wall hence why people with low vitamin d can develop low calcium levels. ...Read more

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How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

Calcitriol is VitD: Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract. Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Calcitriol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Calcitriol allergy?

Calcitriol allergy: What is the definition or description of: Calcitriol allergy? ANS: an allergic reaction to it. Go to drugs. Com and see what they list. Do video consult and show us what you have. ...Read more

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Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

Calcitriol: calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D used for treatment of hypocalcemia (low calcium) associated with Hypoparathyroidism.

Paraclcitriol is used for treatment of Hyperparathyroism associated with kidney failure.

Very soon next year we may have a parathyroid hormone analauge to treat Hypoparathyroidism. ...Read more

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My mom takes 3xs a week this Calcitriol 0.5 mcg capsules. Can she take D3 also because she has Alzhimers and I read D3 helps.?

My mom takes 3xs a week this Calcitriol 0.5 mcg capsules. Can she take D3 also because she has Alzhimers and I read D3 helps.?

YES: An article came out very recently which showed a strong connection between Vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer's type dementia. As a result, I would strongly recommend that your Mom take 2, 000/day of Vitamin D3 and discuss this with her primary doctor. ...Read more

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Hypoparathyroid ca 8.3. Low vitamin d now. On calcitriol. 5 mcgs. How is it possible that I am low? And which type of vitamin d inactive or activeform

Hypoparathyroid ca 8.3. Low vitamin d now. On calcitriol. 5 mcgs. How is it possible that I am low? And which type of vitamin d inactive or activeform

Depends what taking: There are several stages in producing active vitamin d. The dietary form is converted into 25hydroxyvitamin d which is then converted in the kidney to 1, 25 dihydroxy vitamine d (the "active" form. The usual vitamin d lab test looks for 25 hydroxyvitamin d; Calcitriol is 1, 25 dihydroxyvitamin d. So if you are taking Calcitriol you may have plenty of active vitamin d but a low level of 25 hydroxy. ...Read more

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What causes elevated calcitriol (108.5 pg/mL) with elevated serum Ca, normal PTH. No granuloma disease.

Measure 25 (OH)D: Calcitriol, 25 (OH)2D, is usually elevated in granulomatous diseases such as sarcoidosis, in lymphomas or in primary hyperparathyroidism, as you suggest. Calcitriol is quite influenced by intestinal absorption of calcium; 25 (OH)D is the vitamin D metabolite usually measured (not DI-hydroxy/2D). Add a 25 (OH)D measurement & work with your doctor to pursue the other causes of hypercalcemia. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have postsurgical hypoparathyroidism. Now On ca 3 tablets/day and calcitriol. Still experiencing numbness and fatigue. Any suggestions?

I have postsurgical hypoparathyroidism. Now On ca 3 tablets/day and calcitriol. Still experiencing numbness and fatigue. Any suggestions?

Need more: Hi. I'm sorry for your situation. That's the one hormone deficiency in endocrinology we don't have hormone replacement for. Have your doctor check an ionized calcium. Could increase calcium and/or calcitriol. Want blood calcium to be at the low end of normal, because you'll lose a lot of calcium in your urine and we don't you to make kidney stones (most people say they're worse than numbness!). ...Read more

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My 10 y.o. daughter and I have high calcitriol levels with normal calcium & PTH levels. My 25-OH-D levels are 30 ng/mL. What could be causing this?

My 10 y.o. daughter and I have high calcitriol levels with normal calcium & PTH levels. My 25-OH-D levels are 30 ng/mL. What could be causing this?

Vit D: I am assuming you have high Vit d 1, 25 level with normal calcium and PTH and a low normal Vit d 25. This seems to not make sense. What was the phosphorus level and why were these labs done. High d 1, 25 is either exogenous use or a non renal conversion and often there is high calcium and p04 and a low PTH. You should D/w your MD. Truly most pts don't even need a 1, 25 level checked ...Read more

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