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Why is Laretol prescribed when diagnosed with renal issues?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: laretol 0.25mg what is the need for this prescriptions in Renal related disease
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
For proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the diet

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for query and welcome to HCM.

In persons with chronic kidney failure there is a deficiency of calcium and phosphorus. They will be on dialysis for long time, which removes calcium and phosphorus during dialysis.
Laretol 0.25 mcg (not mg) is a synthetic Vitamin D analog (similar function of Vit D). This medication is prescribed for hypocalcemia.

It is necessary medication for persons on dialysis.

Hope this is clear and understandable.
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Why is Laretol prescribed when diagnosed with renal issues?

Brief Answer: For proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the diet Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for query and welcome to HCM. In persons with chronic kidney failure there is a deficiency of calcium and phosphorus. They will be on dialysis for long time, which removes calcium and phosphorus during dialysis. Laretol 0.25 mcg (not mg) is a synthetic Vitamin D analog (similar function of Vit D). This medication is prescribed for hypocalcemia. It is necessary medication for persons on dialysis. Hope this is clear and understandable.