Kosteo is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) calcitriol. On this page you will find out more about Kosteo, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: calcitriol
Information for medicine and pack size:
Kosteo 0.25 microgram soft capsule, 100
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Kosteo is indicated for the treatment of established osteoporosis diagnosed by objective measuring techniques, such as densitometry, or by radiographic evidence of atraumatic fracture. Kosteo 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 a significant bone loss. Kosteo is indicated in the treatment of hypocalcemia in patients with uremic osteodystrophy, hypoparathyroidism and in hypophosphataemic rickets.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Red coloured, oval, soft-gelatin capsules containing a clear, oily liquid.|
|Dosage Form||Capsule, soft|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100 Capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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Kosteo Capsules - myDr.com.au
Kosteo Capsules - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Kosteo | myVMC
Calctriol is used in the following situations Treatment of low calcium levels (hypocalcaemia) in patients with rickets, hypoparathyroidism and/or renal osteodystrophy Treatment of osteoporosis Prevention of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosisCalcitrol increases the levels of calcium in the body by increasing the absorption of calcium in the intestines and by decreasing the amount of calcium lost through the kidneys
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