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    Generic for Rocaltrol
    30 capsules $5.1 USD
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    Generic for Rocaltrol
    60 capsules $7.2 USD
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Do you need a prescription for calcitriol?

Yes, calcitriol is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is calcitriol without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase calcitriol, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for calcitriol in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a calcitriol savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your calcitriol with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a calcitriol coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide calcitriol coupons or FREE calcitriol samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for calcitriol in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much calcitriol?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using calcitriol. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much calcitriol. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic calcitriol?

Generic calcitriol refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand drug but is typically less expensive. It’s a synthetic version of Vitamin D3 used to treat calcium deficiency. Calcitriol is an active metabolite of vitamin D.

FDA approval of calcitriol

Calcitriol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of certain calcium and vitamin D deficiencies.

Active ingredient of calcitriol

The active ingredient of calcitriol is calcitriol.

US brand name of calcitriol and manufacturer

Calcitriol is available in the US under various brand names, including Rocaltrol and Vectical. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of calcitriol and manufacturer

In the UK, calcitriol is available under various brand names, including Rocaltrol and Calcijex. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for calcitriol

A prescription (Rx) is required for calcitriol in both the US and the UK.

Availability of calcitriol in the UK with NHS prescription

Calcitriol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by calcitriol

Calcitriol is used for the treatment of certain calcium and vitamin D deficiencies, including hypocalcemia (low calcium) in patients on chronic renal dialysis, secondary hyperparathyroidism (decreased functioning of the parathyroid glands) in those with chronic kidney disease not yet on dialysis, and hypocalcemia in those with hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism. Calcitriol may also be used to treat rickets.

How does calcitriol work?

Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D in the body. It works by increasing the absorption of calcium from the intestines, promoting the reabsorption of calcium in the kidneys, and assisting in the regulation of calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the body.

Forms of calcitriol available

Calcitriol is available in the form of oral capsules, oral solution, and topical ointment.

Dosage of calcitriol

The dosage of calcitriol may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition, blood calcium levels, and response to treatment. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for calcitriol use

Calcitriol should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The capsules or solution are usually taken orally, with or without food. The topical ointment is applied to the affected skin area.

Warnings and precautions for calcitriol

  • Calcitriol may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Regular monitoring of levels of calcium and kidney function is necessary during calcitriol treatment
  • Speak to your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  • Some medications may have drug interactions with calcitriol, such as diuretics, magnesium-containing medications (antacids), vitamin supplements, phosphate binders, digoxin, ketoconazole, phenytoinand phenobarbital

Use of calcitriol if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of calcitriol during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of calcitriol

Common side effects of calcitriol may include headache, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, bone pain, metallic taste, constipation, and irregular heartbeats. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms or adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Calcitriol may interact with other medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, calcium supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions and adverse effects.

Similar drugs to calcitriol

Other medications used for the treatment of calcium and vitamin D deficiencies include cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) and ergocalciferol (vitamin D2).



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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