Doxercalciferol is a type of prescription medication prescribed to patients who have serious kidney disease. This medication is a form of vitamin D and is man-made. This medication's brand name is Hectorol.
This medication is prescribed to patients who have high levels of parathyroid hormone-PTH is their body in addition to severe kidney disease. When high levels of this hormone are present in the body, it can cause weak bones by affecting the balance of phosphorus and calcium in the body. This medication works to increase the levels of phosphorus and calcium in the body, and reduce the levels of parathyroid hormone-PTH in the body.