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How do medications treat hypercalcemia?

Medications like calcitonin can help reduce blood calcium levels by preventing bone loss. Corticosteroids can help treat the effects of high blood vitamin D levels, which occur as a result of hypercalcemia. Diuretics, such as furosemide, help your kidneys to flush calcium from your body. IV fluids rehydrate your body, which can help to lower blood calcium levels, since calcium levels rise when there is less fluid in your body.

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