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Brand name: Calcitriol (AN)

Calcitriol (AN) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) calcitriol. On this page you will find out more about Calcitriol (AN), 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:
Calcitriol (AN) 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.

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What this medicine is for

Calcitriol AN is indicated for the treatment of established osteoporosis diagnosed by objective measuring techniques, such as densitometry, or by radiographic evidence of atraumatic fracture. Calcitriol AN 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. Calcitriol AN is indicated in the treatment of hypocalcemia in patients with uremic osteodystrophy, hypoparathyroidism and in hypophosphataemic rickets.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Red coloured, oval soft gelatin capsules containing a clear oily liquid.

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Dosage Form Capsule, soft
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 Capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 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.

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Rocaltrol (calcitriol) information | myVMC

Rocaltrol (calcitriol) is used to treat osteoporosis and to prevent oral corticosteroids. It is also used for osteodystrophy and hypoparathyroidism.

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Calcitriol-PS Capsules - myDr.com.au

Calcitriol-PS Capsules - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Calcijex | myVMC

Calctriol is used in treatment of low calcium levels (hypocalcaemia) in patients on chronic renal dialysis

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Inherited Vitamin D Disorders | myVMC

Inherited vitamin D disorders prevent the kidneys processing vitamin D and cause rickets, a skeletal condition affecting the bones of the skull and legs.

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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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