Which medications in the drug class Vitamin D are used in the treatment of Hypophosphatemic Rickets?

Updated: May 02, 2018
  • Author: James CM Chan, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Vitamin D

Standard protocol for treatment of familial hypophosphatemic rickets includes the use of 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D (calcitriol). The use of calcitriol in place of standard vitamin D obviates near-toxic dosage of the latter, avoids fat storage of parent vitamin D, and diminishes the danger of hypercalcemia.

Calcitriol (Rocaltrol)

Calcitriol increases calcium levels by promoting calcium absorption in the intestines and retention in kidneys.


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