CalcijexActive Ingredient(s): Calcitriol
FDA Approved: * September 25, 1986
Pharm Company: * ABBOTT
Category: Vitamins & Supplements
Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D, normally made in the kidney. It is also known as 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol. It is a hormone which binds to and activates the vitamin D receptor in the nucleus of the cell, which then increases the expression of many genes. Calcitriol increases blood calcium (Ca2+) mainly by increasing the uptake of calcium from the intestines. It can be given as a medication for the tr... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.