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Zemplar (Overview)

Zemplar is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Yes: Till date, not a single medical study has shown the superiority (with respect to clinical outcomes) of any one form of active vitamin d or vitamin d analogue for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with kidney disease. Calcitriol tends to be cheaper and often used as a "first line". It is as effective as zemplar clinically but might cause more hyperphosphatemia or hypercalcemia.

Zemplar (Overview)

Zemplar is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Yes: Till date, not a single medical study has shown the superiority (with respect to clinical outcomes) of any one form of active vitamin d or vitamin d analogue for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with kidney disease. Calcitriol tends to be cheaper and often used as a "first line". It is as effective as zemplar clinically but might cause more hyperphosphatemia or hypercalcemia.

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Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

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.

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Paricalcitol (Definition)

Paricalcitol is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more