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Calcitriol (Calcijex) Summary

Description: The physiologically active form of vitamin D. It is formed primarily in the kidney by enzymatic hydroxylation of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (CALCIFEDIOL). Its production is stimulated by low blood calcium levels and parathyroid hormone. Calcitriol increases intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and in concert with parathyroid hormone increases bone resorption.

Also Known As: Calcijex; Rocaltrol; 1,25 Dihydroxycholecalciferol; 1 alpha, 25-dihydroxy-20-epi-Vitamin D3; 1,25(OH)2-20epi-D3 Show All >>

Networked: 3262 relevant articles (263 outcomes, 453 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Calcitriol is Relevant

  1. Secondary Hyperparathyroidism : 50 outcomes 52 studies in 349 results
  2. Psoriasis (Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris) : 43 outcomes 29 studies in 120 results
  3. Osteoporosis : 16 outcomes 28 studies in 134 results
  4. Hypercalcemia (Milk Alkali Syndrome) : 14 outcomes 22 studies in 298 results
  5. Prostatic Neoplasms (Prostate Cancer) : 12 outcomes 34 studies in 113 results
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Drugs Related to Calcitriol

  1. Calcitriol (Calcijex)
  2. Calcium
  3. Vitamin D
  4. hydroxide ion
  5. Parathyroid Hormone (Parathormone)
  6. Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)
  7. calcipotriene (calcipotriol)
  8. Hormones
  9. 1-hydroxycholecalciferol (alfacalcidol)
  10. docetaxel (Taxotere)
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Therapies Related to Calcitriol

  1. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
  4. Parathyroidectomy
  5. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
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