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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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Zemplar has rapidly replaced Calcijex since being introduced three years ago despite costing twice as much; the cost of injectable vitamin D for these patients is covered by Medicare.
Palmetto GBA, which administers Medicare benefits, had been reimbursing equal amounts for both medications based on previous scientific studies conducted by the manufacturer of both Zemplar and Calcijex, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
Sin embargo en ocasiones escuchamos en las salas de dialisis indicaciones erroneas: "No tome ninguna pastilla en dialisis porque la "maquina" las dializa (incluyendo quelantes)", "el calcijex es calcio", "las pastillas para el fosforo mejor tomarlas una hora despues de las comidas", etc.