Active ingredients: calcitriol
What it is used for
APO-Calcitriol is indicated for the:,- treatment of established osteoporosis diagnosed by objective measuring techniques, such as densitometry, or by radiographic evidence of a traumatic fracture.,- prevention of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis in patients commencing oral steroid therapy in a dose and regimen expected to result in a significant bone loss.,- treatment of hypocalcemia 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 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Red coloured, oval, soft-gelatin capsules containing a clear, oily liquid.
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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 is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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