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Paricalcitol (Zemplar)

Also known as Zemplar

Paricalcitol (marketed by Abbott Laboratories under the trade name Zemplar) is a drug used for the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone) associated with chronic renal failure. Chemically, it is 19-nor-1,25-(OH)2-vitamin D2 or 19-nor-1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D2, being an analog of 1,25-dihydroxyergocalciferol, the active form of vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol).

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Estimated Total Cost: $242.25 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed paricalcitol to treat kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, anemia due to chronic kidney disease, and kidney disease due to longstanding hypertension.

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