Calcitriol is medication that is categorized under the drug class vitamins. Calcitriol is used in the treatment of conditions that occur due to low amounts of parathyroid hormone. Calcitriol is a synthetic form of Vitamin D and its functionality is manifested through the ability to condition the skin and prompts better absorption and the use of minerals by the skin.
Calcitriol is a man-made medication that is used to control parathyroid hormone. It is a man-made form of vitamin D that is prescribed to patients with vitamin deficiency. This vitamin regulates a critical hormone, and its deficiency in the body can cause severe health complications. Calcitriol manages low levels of calcium in the blood, especially in patients that are undergoing kidney dialysis. It works by promoting adequate absorption and use of the calcium and phosphate. These are two minerals that are very crucial for the formation of healthy skeletal tissue or bones. It is taken in the form of a liquid, and it can be administered orally or as an injection. Rickets, hypocalcemia, and hypoparathyroidism are some of the conditions that Calcitriol can treat.