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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/23/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all my knowledgeable friends,
My husbands transplant team has prescribed 25,000 mg. of Vit. A per day and put him on Rocatrol, his primary doc. disagree's with that much vit. A, does anyone have any input on this?? I haven't picked up the vitamins yet as I am worried about this being toxic to him.  They have also prescribed Magnesium plus protein which I ordered.  He had a bone scan this morning and I don't know the result's of that yet. 

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 445
   Posted 5/23/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Judith  My husband has been on a transplant list for a few months and does not take either one of those.  I'm curious why the high doses of A and do you know what the Rocatrol is for. 



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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 5/23/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   

It's spelled Rocaltrol (also known as Calcijex.)  From Mosby's Medical Drug reference:

Active in regulation of the absorption of calcium from the gastrointestinal tract and it's utililization in the body; increases renal tubular resorption of phosphate.

They are apparently concerned about low calcium and resultant metabolic bone disease.
Do you have a go-to person on the transplant team, such as a coordinator or P.A., that you could call and ask about the megadose Vit. A?
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