||1. Use a 18 gauge needle to puncture Rocaltrol capsules and extract required amount of calcitriol.
2. When desired amount of drug is extracted from the capsules, dilute with corn oil to required concentration.
3. Transfer to final container and label.
|| Do NOT use – see AHS Drug Formulary Alternative
To be prepared ONLY in the event that the commercial product is NOT available or unsuitable.
Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg capsules contain calcitriol 1.5 mcg/mL.
|| Amber Glass Bottle
||Protect From Light|
||Store at Room Temperature
|Storage/Expiry:||Room Temperature: 7 days|
|Last Date Revised:
|References:||Nahata MC, Pai VB. Pediatric drug formulations. 6th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Harvey Whitney Books Company; 2011. Provides a 0.02 mcg/mL recipe with the same ingredients and stability data. |
Letter from Rosemarie Hager, Hoffmann-La Roche Medical Information, to RDIC. Topic: Rocaltrol (calcitriol) solution - Availability and alternatives. Jan 1, 2002.