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|RATING||REASON||SIDE EFFECTS FOR HECTOROL||COMMENTS||SEX||AGE||DURATION/|
|5||kidney disease ESRD||None||My hip bones start hurting if I miss a dose.||F||52||4 years ||12/3/2007|
HECTOROL (DOXERCALCIFEROL): This medication is used to treat people with serious kidney disease who have high levels of a certain natural substance (parathyroid hormone-PTH), which your body normally makes. High PTH levels affect the balance of other minerals in your body (calcium and phosphorus) and may result in weak bones. Doxercalciferol is a man-made form of vitamin D. It works by decreasing PTH levels and increasing calcium/phosphorus levels in the body. (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)