Hectorol

Active Ingredient(s): Doxercalciferol
FDA Approved: * June 9, 1999
Pharm Company: * GENZYME
Category: Thyroid

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Hectorol Overview

Doxercalciferol (or 1-hydroxyergocalciferol, trade name Hectorol) is drug for secondary hyperparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease.[1] It is a synthetic analog of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). It suppresses parathyroid synthesis and secretion.[2] Docercalciferol is the Vitamin D2 analogue of alfacalcidol.[3] It undergoes 25-hydroxylation in the liver to become the active ercalcitriol, without the involvement of kidneys.[4] ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxercalciferol

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Hectorol 2.5 mcg caps

Am a Kidney patient and take this drug 2 times a week, Thank you ## This medication is used to lower the level of parathyroid hormone in kidney dialysis patients. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, weight gain, constipation, muscle pain, and unexplained headache. How are you doing? Have you experienced any side effects from it?

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need to know what side effects are with this medication. Pharmacy just filled and didn't give any facts about the drug. Hope you can help ## This medication contains the active ingredient Doxercalciferol, it is used to lower parathyroid hormone in patients undergoing kidney dialysis. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including dry mouth, bone pain. muscle pain, loss of appetite, and nausea. Did they not give you a patient information sheet? U.S. pharmacies are required to do so.

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I am former cancer patient had one kidney removed. My Doctor subscribe Hectoral, and because my copayment is over $200.00, I am not able to afford this medication, is there another supplement that can take the place of hecotral? And is it a must that I stay on hectoral because of my situation? ## is there a substitute for hectoral?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Doxercalciferol
  • Capsule: 0.5mcg, 0.5ugm, 1mcg, 1ugm, 2.5mcg, 2.5ugm
  • Injection: 10mcg/5ml, 10mcg/5ml (2mcg/ml), 2mcg/ml, 2mcg/ml (2mcg/ml), 2ugm/ml, 4mcg/2ml, 4mcg/2ml (2mcg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Hectorol: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 52125-085 Hectorol 0.0005 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 58468-0120 Hectorol 0.0005 mg Oral Capsule by Genzyme Corporation
  • 58468-0121 Hectorol 0.0025 mg Oral Capsule by Genzyme Corporation
  • 58468-0123 Hectorol 4 ug/2ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Genzyme Corporation
  • 58468-0124 Hectorol 0.001 mg Oral Capsule by Genzyme Corporation
  • 58468-0126 Hectorol 2 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Genzyme Corporation
  • 58468-0127 Hectorol 4 ug/2ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Genzyme Corporation

Other drugs which contain Doxercalciferol or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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