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 (kăl′sĭ-trī′ôl′, -ōl′)
The active metabolite of vitamin D, C27H44O3, that is synthesized in the kidneys and liver from vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 and acts as a calcium-regulating hormone. A synthetic form is used as a drug to treat hypocalcemia, bone disease caused by renal failure, and, in topical preparations, psoriasis.



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Rocaltrol consists of soft gelatine capsules, containing calcitriol and various inactive ingredients, and is administered orally to patients with chronic renal failure or post-menopausal osteoporosis.
Calcitriol oral solution, Roxane Laboratories Rocaltrol oral
s Prozac; enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide tablets, AB rated and bioequivalent to Merck's Vaseretic; and calcitriol capsules, AB rated and bioequivalent to Roche's Rocaltrol.