Starting Rayaldee® (calcifediol) extended-release capsules
Before you start treatment with Rayaldee, your healthcare provider will check the levels of certain vitamins and minerals in your blood, including vitamin D, calcium, and PTH.
The starting dose of Rayaldee is 1 capsule, by mouth, at bedtime.
Take your dose of Rayaldee whole. Do not chew or break the capsule.
If you miss a dose of Rayaldee, do not take an extra dose. Skip the missed dose and just take the next scheduled dose of Rayaldee.
After you have taken Rayaldee for about 3 months, your healthcare provider will check lab work again. Your dose of Rayaldee may be adjusted based on these results.
If the parathyroid hormone level or vitamin D level is outside the desired range, your healthcare provider may increase the dose of Rayaldee to 60 mcg (2 capsules) by mouth daily. If your healthcare provider increases your dose of Rayaldee, you should take both capsules at bedtime.
You should take your dose of Rayaldee exactly as prescribed.
If you have questions about your dose of Rayaldee, call your healthcare provider.
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