What is calcifediol?
Is the major circulating metabolite of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). It is produced in the liver and is the best indicator of the body's vitamin D stores. It is effective in treating rickets and osteomalacia, both in azotemia and non azotemia patients. Calcifediol also has mineralizing properties.
Capsules 20 micrograms, 50 micrograms.
Vials of 10 ml of solution in propylenglycol (1 ml = 30 drops; 1 drop = 5 micrograms calcifediol).
Calcifediol drug information
International common name: Calcifediol.
ATC Code: A11C C06.
Drugs: Drugs similar to vitamin D.
Indications for use Calcifediol
Prevention and treatment of nutritional rickets.
Treatment of rickets and osteomalacia due to metabolism (rheumatoid arthritis with vitamin D antagonism, vitamin D-dependent rickets, renal osteodystrophy or renal rickets).
Treatment of hypoparathyroidism.
Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Osteomalacia due to anticonvulsant medication.
Contraindications to use Calcifediol
Patients with an allergic reaction to vitamin D or hypercalcemia. Overdose of vitamin D, renal osteodystrophy accompanied by hyperphosphatemia.
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