Compare Rocaltrol vs. Renagel

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

ADVERTISEMENT
Raises Vitamin D levels.

Rocaltrol (Calcitriol) is the strongest form of vitamin D available, but it's prescription-only and more expensive than over-the-counter alternatives, and you have to get regular blood tests.

No information currently available
Upsides
  • The strongest form of vitamin D that's available to help keep your calcium levels in line in case your parathyroid or kidneys aren't working like they should.
  • Available in generic.
  • Available in both intravenous infusion and oral capsule form.
No information currently available
Downsides
  • Your doctor will want to take blood tests to make sure that your body is responding to the medication.
  • Your doctor may prescribe other medications to make sure other chemicals (phosphate and calcium) in your body remain in balance.
  • Can interact with antacids containing magnesium.
No information currently available
ADVERTISEMENT
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Pill
Price
Want to save even more money?
Sign up now for a 30-day trial and save up to 95% at CVS, Kroger, Albertsons, and other pharmacies.
Learn more
Reviews
Not enough review data.Leave a review
Not enough review data.Leave a review
Side effects
The Rocaltrol (Calcitriol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Renagel (Sevelamer Hydrochloride) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • High calcium in the blood
See more detailed risks and warnings
No information currently available