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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
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
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
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
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
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
Indirect calcium los: -see previous answerosteomalacia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: No problems with the two meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.?
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
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
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
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
My doctor put me on. 05 of calcitriol. I have been on it for three days and my blood pressure has been 145/95 is this due to the calcotriol?
For 57+ F, what are the natural ways to control osteoarthritis pain? She is on daily supplements for calcium 500 mg & calcitriol 0.25 mcg.
Natural ways: Natural ways are not good enough. Please discuss your issues with your doctor. ...Read more