A 20-year-old male asked:
is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? yes, hypo, not hyper.
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Endocrinology 34 years experience
Calcitriol: calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D used for treatment of hypocalcemia ( low calcium) associated with Hypoparathyroidism.
Paraclcitriol is used for treatment of Hyperparathyroism associated with kidney failure.
Very soon next year we may have a parathyroid hormone analauge to treat Hypoparathyroidism.
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Last updated Sep 17, 2014
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