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What is calcitriol?

Calcitriol, also known as the prescription drug Rocaltrol, is a synthetic drug that is part of the vitamin D family. This drug is specifically labeled as vitamin D3. It helps to absorb calcium in the stomach for use within the body. This drug is used by people who have calcium deficiencies caused by hyperparathyroidism and bone disorders caused by kidney failure.

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