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Composition for SORVATE C

Calcitriol(3 mcg/1 gm),Clobetasol Topical(0.5 mg/1 gm)

food interaction for SORVATE C

alcohol interaction for SORVATE C

pregnancy interaction for SORVATE C

lactation interaction for SORVATE C

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sorvate c ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Calcitriol(3 mcg/1 gm)


Calcitriol is a form of Vitamin D also called Vitamin D3. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the proper functioning of calcium in the body. It is used as a supplement in people with Vitamin D deficiency.It is also used to treat abnormalities of calcium and phosphate metabolism such as bone diseases in people with kidney problems (renal osteodystrophy), and weakening of the bones in women after menopause (post-menopausal osteoporosis).

How it works

Calcitriol belongs to a group of medicines called ‘vitamin D metabolites’. It is a naturally produced hormone that helps to control calcium levels in the body. It promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and retention by the kidneys thus increasing  calcium levels in the blood. It also decreases phosphate reabsorption by the kidneys consequently decreasing serum phosphate levels, parathyroid hormone levels and bone reabsorption.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Dry mouth, Bitter taste, Sluggishness, Constipation, Headache, Muscle pain, Loss of appetite, Weight loss, Bone pain, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Excessive thirst, Weakness, Vomiting
Clobetasol Topical(0.5 mg/1 gm)


Clobetasol topical is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions, including immune-mediated skin disease with red scaly patches (psoriasis).

How it works

Clobetasol belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the action of certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Itching


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Expert advice for SORVATE C

  • Do not take any other forms of Vitamin D unless your doctor suggests.
  • Take calcium supplements along with Vitamin D3 as suggested by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (such as water) as it is important not to become dehydrated. 
  • Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb calcitriol.
  • Consult your doctor if you notice a metallic taste in mouth, muscle or joint pain, headache or drowziness.

Frequently asked questions for SORVATE C


Q. Is calcitriol an OTC drug?
Calcitriol is not available as OTC drug.
Q. Is calcitriol a hormone, is it vitamin D and is it same as vitamin D3?
Calcitriol is a steroid hormone, a form of Vitamin D, also called Vitamin D3.
Q. Is calcitriol lipid soluble?
Yes, calcitriol is lipid soluble.
Q. Is calcitriol same as cholecalciferol?
Vitamin D3 has several forms: Cholecalciferol is an inactive, unhydroxylated form of vitamin D3, whereas calcitriol (also called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) is the active form of D3.
Q. Is calcitriol a phosphate binder?
No, calcitriol is not a phosphate binder.
Q. What is Bio-D3 max, Bio-D3plus?
Bio-D3 Max and Bio D3 plus are combinational drugs which contains calcitriol.
Q. What is rocaltrol capsule/is it generic/ is it vitamin D3/ is it vitamin D what is rocaltrol 0.25/ what it is used for/ is it gluten free/ is it available over the counter?
Rocaltrol is a trade (brand) name for synthetic calcitriol (form of vitamin D, vitamin D3). It is available as 0.25 and 0.5 mg capsules. Rocaltrol works by making your body absorb more calcium from your diet. This helps to form healthy bones and reduce bone damage. It is gluten free. Rocaltrol is not available over the counter.

Clobetasol Topical

Q. Is clobetasol propionate a steroid/ an antifungal/ OTC?
Clobetasol (also available as cosvate cream, cosvate G) is a potent topical corticosteroid used for the treatment of itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions. It is not an antifungal. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor. 
Q. Is clobetasol propionate topical used for hair loss/ does clobetasol help hair growth?
Clobetasol topical is used for discomfort in various scalp and skin conditions; however not used for treatment of hair loss or hair growth. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does clobetasol propionate topical cause hair loss / thinning of skin?
Long-term use of steroids may damage your hair or skin. Always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is clobetasol propionate topical good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?
Clobetasol topical should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete’s foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)