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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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At first, to evaluate possible toxicities, Balb-C mice were treated with different doses of calcitriol (Calcijex, Abbott Laboratories do Brasil Ltda, Sao Paulo, Brazil), 1, 2 or 3 [micro]g/Kg (corresponding to 0.02, 0.04 or 0.06 [micro]g/mouse) by intraperitoneal route, weekly for 6 weeks.
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.
(4.) Other medicinal products, such as Calcijex and Rocaltrol, containing calcitriol as sole active ingredient, had already been granted authorisation to be placed on the market before Silkis ointment.