Calcitrin

calcitrin

What is calcitriol?

Calcitriol is a white, crystalline compound which occurs naturally in humans. It has a calculated molecular weight of 416.65 and is soluble in organic solvents but relatively insoluble in water.

What is a calcitriol receptor-binding protein?

A Calcitriol receptor-binding protein appears to exist in the mucosa of human intestine. Additional evidence suggests that Calcitriol may also act on the kidney and the parathyroid glands. Calcitriol is the most active known form of vitamin D3 in stimulating intestinal calcium transport.

What are the contraindications for calcitriol?

Calcitriol should not be given to patients with hypercalcemia or evidence of vitamin D toxicity. Use of Calcitriol in patients with known hypersensitivity to Calcitriol (or drugs of the same class) or any of the inactive ingredients is contraindicated.

What is the effect of calcitriol on phosphate levels?

Calcitriol increases inorganic phosphate levels in serum. While this is desirable in patients with hypophosphatemia, caution is called for in patients with renal failure because of the danger of ectopic calcification.

What is calcitriol used for?

Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D, normally made in the kidney. A manufactured form is used to treat kidney disease with low blood calcium, hyperparathyroidism due to kidney disease, low blood calcium due to hypoparathyroidism, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and familial hypophosphatemia. It is taken by mouth or by injection into a vein.

How does calcitriol increase calcium in the body?

Calcitriol increases blood levels of calcium by increasing the absorption of calcium in the kidneys, increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine, and increasing the release of calcium and phosphorus from the bones. Calcitriol helps the body to use calcium found in foods and supplements.

What is the difference between vitamin D and calcitriol?

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from the stomach. Calcitriol is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease in people who have chronic kidney failure and are not receiving dialysis.

What is calcitriol (cholecalciferol)?

Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D3 ( cholecalciferol ). The natural or endogenous supply of vitamin D in man mainly depends on ultraviolet light for conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D3 in the skin. Vitamin D3 must be metabolically activated in the liver and the kidney before it is fully active on its target tissues.

What are the side effects of calcitriol capsules?

Signs of high calcium levels like weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, upset stomach and throwing up, constipation, or bone pain. What are some other side effects of Calcitriol Capsules? All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects.

Who should not take calcitriol oral solution?

Calcitriol Oral Solution should not be given to patients with hypercalcemia or evidence of vitamin D toxicity. Use of Calcitriol Oral Solution in patients with known hypersensitivity to Calcitriol Oral Solution (or drugs of the same class) or any of the inactive ingredients is contraindicated.

What are the contraindications for Rocaltrol?

CONTRAINDICATIONS. Rocaltrol (calcitriol) should not be given to patients with hypercalcemia or evidence of vitamin D toxicity. Use of Rocaltrol (calcitriol) in patients with known hypersensitivity to Rocaltrol (calcitriol) (or drugs of the same class) or any of the inactive ingredients is contraindicated.

What is calcitriol (calcitriol)?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Feb 12, 2020. Written by Cerner Multum. What is calcitriol? Calcitriol is a form of vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from the stomach.

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