Method for treating and preventing secondary hyperparathyroidism

  • US 5,602,116 A
  • Filed: 04/03/1995
  • Issued: 02/11/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for lowering or maintaining lowered serum parathyroid hormone in human patients suffering from hyperparathyroidism secondary to end stage renal disease, comprising:

  • administering to said patients an effective amount of a vitamin D analog to lower and maintain lowered serum parathyroid hormone levels, said analog comprising formula (I);

    ##STR2## wherein B and C are either hydrogen or a carbon-carbon double bond between C22 and C23 ; and

    R1 is hydrogen or hydroxyl provided that when B and C are a double bond, R1 is hydrogen.

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