FDA Approved: * September 27, 2013 Pharm Company: *TEVA PHARMS Category:Thyroid
Paricalcitol (chemically it is 19-nor-1,25-(OH)2-vitamin D2. Marketed by Abbott Laboratories under the trade name Zemplar) is a drug used for the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone) associated with chronic kidney failure. It is an analog of 1,25-dihydroxyergocalciferol, the active form of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).
It was patented in 1989 and approved for medical use in 1998.
1 Medical uses
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