doxercalciferol - oral, Hectorol
GENERIC NAME: DOXERCALCIFEROL - ORAL (dox-er-kal-SIF-e-role)
BRAND NAME(S): Hectorol
USES: This medication is used to treat people with serious kidney disease who have high levels of a certain natural substance (parathyroid hormone-PTH), which your body normally makes. High PTH levels affect the balance of other minerals in your body (calcium and phosphorus) and may result in weak bones. Doxercalciferol is a man-made form of vitamin D. It works by decreasing PTH levels and increasing calcium/phosphorus levels in the body.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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