Active ingredients: calcitriol
What it is used for
Sitriol is indicated for the treatment of established osteoporosis diagnosed by objective measuring techniques, such as densitometry, or by radiographic evidence of atraumatic fracture. Sitriol is also indicated for the prevention of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis in patients commencing oral steroid therapy in a dose and regimen expected to result in significant bone loss. Sitriol is indicated in the treatment of hypocalcaemia in patients with uraemic osteodystrophy, hypoparathyroidism and in hypophosphataemic rickets.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
An oval, soft gelatin capsule, one length brown-red to orange-grey opaque, the other length white to grey-yellow or grey-orange opaque.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient calcitriol
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.