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Hectorol vs Zemplar

Hectorol
VS.
Zemplar
Other name: Vitamin D Vitamin D
Other name: Calcium Calcium
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
for Osteoporosis
3.8
Concern level
for Osteoporosis
3.8
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Hyperparathyroidism
Osteoporosis
Renal Osteodystrophy*
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Method of use:
Injection, Pill
Method of use:
Injection, Pill
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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have switched from Hectorol to Zemplar for two months now....
| ihatedialysis.com
" 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 my calcium... "

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over a year now and have had no side effects...However, my...
| ihatedialysis.com
" I have been taking Zemplar for over a year now and have had no side effects...However, my prescription plan will ...formulary for 2010...so my nephrologist is switching me to Hectorol....hopefully it... "

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they changed my meds from ZEMPLAR to HECTOROL. The dosages...
| ihatedialysis.com
" ...through the roof when they changed my meds from ZEMPLAR to HECTOROL. The dosages were not the ...It took 2.5 times the HECTOROL to equal what I was getting with the ZEMPLAR. Finally, it started going... "

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dialysis units are using Hectorol but in our hospital...
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" ...outpatient dialysis units are using Hectorol but in our hospital ...formulary. How does pharmacy does... "

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doctor prescribed Zemplar for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism...
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" With all the medication 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 presc... "

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w of 125.I'm now on IV Zemplar 2mcg, and there seems to be l...
| ihatedialysis.com
" ...much as 4mcg of IV 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... "

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went on dialysis I took Hectorol pills then when I went on...
| ihatedialysis.com
" ...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. "

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sure you are not on a high dosage of Vitamin D (Zemplar,...
| ihatedialysis.com
" LOL, I was just wondering why your Calcium is so low.� It ...high dosage of Vitamin D (Zemplar, Hectoro... "

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(doxercalciferol), Zemplar (paracalcitol) are different...
| forums.homedialysis.org
" Calcijex (calcitriol), Hectorol (doxercalciferol), Zemplar (paracalcitol) are different Vitamin D analogs. Are you referring... "

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eviously take a vitamin D analog like Zemplar or Hectorol? W...
| forums.homedialysis.org
" 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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