What are the goals of pharmacotherapy for hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. Patients with hypocalcemia due to resistance to parathyroid hormone (PTH) generally will require long-term therapy with vitamin D and calcium supplementation. Patients with hypocalcemia associated with chronic renal failure often require phosphate binders and vitamin D supplementation.


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