Staying on Track
Throughout your treatment with Rayaldee® (calcifediol) extended-release capsules, your healthcare provider will monitor vitamin and mineral levels in your blood to see how your body is responding. Based on the results from these tests, your healthcare provider may increase, decrease, stop, or restart your dose of Rayaldee. The levels will be tested
- Before you start Rayaldee
- After about 3 months
- Every 6 to 12 months afterward
Because the dose of Rayaldee is based on the results of your lab work, be sure to take the dose your healthcare provider prescribes. Let him or her know if there is anything that gets in the way of taking your dose as prescribed, including side effects or trouble affording your medicine. Your healthcare provider may be able to help.
Rayaldee has not been proven to completely get rid of vitamin D insufficiency nor control secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). Remember, if untreated, secondary hyperparathyroidism can lead to serious health issues such as
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Kidney stones
- Bone fractures
Over time, SHPT can progress and become more difficult to treat. Rayaldee is available to help.
If you have general questions about Rayaldee or SHPT, contact OPKO Connect at 1-844-414-OPKO (6756).