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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Low calcium: Oral Calcitriol is indicated for low calcium conditions due to kidney disease and other conditions. Topical Calcitriol ointment is indicated for Psori ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and yo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Is this a work up for high blood calcium? If so ( and you're not TAKING calcitriol), you have either a granulomatous disease (sarcoidosis, TB, etc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Skin: Your body takes in vitamins, turns them into inactive vitamon d and the sun then the kidneys activate it.Causes calcium absorptoin from GI tract.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Low blood calcium.: Rocaltrol is the active form of vitamin D which is made in the kidney and released into the blood as a hormone to help maintain blood calcium. It is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Calcitriol: Calcitriol
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Higgins
60 years experience in Cardiology
Not directly.: Calcitriol may interact with certain drugs which are used to treat elevated cholesterol...Each drug needs to be evaluated individually.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Yacoub
33 years experience in Endocrinology
They are different: Calcitonin is a hormone that helps regulate calcium, it is also used for treatment of Osteoporosis by decreasing bone resorption ( bone thinning). Ca ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Only take one vit d: Vitamin d has multiple names and types, the active compound is 1, 2 dihydroxy vitamin d 2 and is naturally formed innormal people. A vitamin d level s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Rarely necessary: Rocaltrol or calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D and is far more expensive than standard vitamin D. It is only indicated in situations where t ... Read More

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