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Hectorol vs. Zemplar for Osteoporosis

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Hectorol

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Other Names: Vitamin D

Zemplar

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Other Names: Calcium
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Based on 157 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Doxercalciferol (trade name Hectorol) is drug for secondary hyperparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease. It is a synthetic analog of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). It suppresses parathyroid synthesis and secretion... Read more on Wikipedia
Paricalcitol (marketed by Abbott Laboratories under the trade name Zemplar) is a pharmaceutical drug used for the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone) associated with chronic renal f... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Hectorol vs. Zemplar

28 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
have switched from Hectorol to Zemplar for two months now....
I have switched from Hectorol to Zemplar for two months now. I ...so maybe it is the side effect of Zemplar (chills). I am also feeling ...before. The benefit for using Zemplar is to increase m...
is switching me to Hectorol....hopefully it will...
I have been taking Zemplar for over a year now and have had no side effects...However, my prescription plan will ...for 2010...so my nephrologist is switching me to Hectorol....hopefully it will no...
they changed my meds from ZEMPLAR to HECTOROL. The dosages...
...the roof when they changed my meds from ZEMPLAR to HECTOROL.  The dosages were not ...It took 2.5 times the HECTOROL to equal what I was getting with the ZEMPLAR.  Finally, it started going down...
dialysis units are using Hectorol but in our hospital...
...dialysis units are using Hectorol but in our ...How does pharmacy does Zemplar as an equivale...
doctor prescribed Zemplar for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism...
...I�m on the doctor prescribed Zemplar for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism but the insurance disallowed it because she had not first prescribed Hectorol � a type of vitamin D prescription....
low of 125. I'm now on IV Zemplar 2mcg, and there seems to...
...Hectorol x 3wk in 2005 and 2004.� Always given as a \"push\" as I'm coming off the machine.� My PTH was always up and down, and we adjusted the dose accordingly.� My PTH went from a high of 970 to ...
went on dialysis I took Hectorol pills then when I went on...
...went on dialysis I took Hectorol pills then when I went ...supposed to inject myself with Zemplar once a week. This I ...B but injections are. That is why we  had to pay for the Hectorol.
sure you are not on a high dosage of Vitamin D (Zemplar,...
LOL, I was just wondering why your Calcium is so low.� It ...high dosage of Vitamin D (Zemplar, He...
(doxercalciferol), Zemplar (paracalcitol) are different...
Calcijex (calcitriol), Hectorol (doxercalciferol), Zemplar (paracalcitol) are different Vitamin D analogs. Are you referring...
previously take a vitamin D analog like Zemplar or Hectorol?...
Kidney_Mom, Did you previously take a vitamin D analog like Zemplar or Hectorol? What dialysis modality are you on? Everyone, Re labs, does anyone here get a measurement of PTH...
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