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Calcitriol

Also known as Calcijex and Rocaltrol


Calcitriol (INN) (/kælˈsɪtri.ɒl/), also called 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol or 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, is the hormonally active form of vitamin D with three hydroxyl groups (abbreviated 1,25-(OH)2D3 or simply 1,25(OH)2D), which was identified by Michael F. Holick. It increases the level of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood by (1) increasing the uptake of calcium from the gut into the blood, and (2) possibly increasing the release of calcium into the blood from bone.

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Estimated Total Cost: $36.61 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed calcitriol to treat chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney disease due to longstanding hypertension, and acute kidney injury.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking calcitriol most commonly experience side effects like itching of skin and itching of unknown cause.

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