Active Ingredient(s):Calcitriol FDA Approved: * August 17, 1978 Pharm Company: *ROCHE 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...
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