When is calcidiol or calcitriol indicated for the treatment of hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients with cirrhosis and osteomalacia have low or normal levels of calcitriol, suggesting that other factors may interfere with vitamin D function or are synergistic with malabsorption or decreased sun exposure. These patients require administration of calcidiol or calcitriol for the treatment of hypocalcemia.


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