alfacalcidol

alfacalcidol

 [al″fah-kal´sĭ-dol]
a synthetic analogue of calcitriol, to which it is converted in the liver; used in the treatment of hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, rickets, and osteodystrophy associated with various medical conditions including chronic renal failure and hypoparathyroidism, administered orally or intravenously.

al·fa·cal·ci·dol

(al-fă-kal'si-dol),
A derivative of vitamin D used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, vitamin D-dependent rickets, and rickets associated with malabsorption syndromes.

alfacalcidol

/al·fa·cal·ci·dol/ (al″fah-kal´sĭ-dol) a synthetic analogue of calcitriol, used in the treatment of hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, rickets, and osteodystrophy associated with various medical conditions.

alfacalcidol

[al′fah-kal′si-dol]
a synthetic analog of calcitriol, to which it is converted in the liver. It is used in the treatment of hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, rickets, and osteodystrophy associated with various medical conditions, including chronic renal failure and hypoparathyroidism. Alfacalcidol is administered orally or intravenously.

alfacalcidol

A synthetic form of vitamin D used to treat low blood calcium and bone softening (OSTEOMALACIA) caused by kidney disease. Brand names are Alfad and One-alpha.
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Comparative effects of alendronate and alfacalcidol on cancellous and cortical bone mass and bone mechanical properties in ovariectomized rats.
The vitamin D analogs alfacalcidol and calcitriol also don't reduce hip or nonvertebral fractures (SOR: A, multiple randomized, controlled trials [RCTs]), although alfacalcidol (but not calcitriol) does reduce vertebral fractures by 43% (SOR: B, one RCT and one quasi-randomized trial with potential for bias)
He was known to have poor compliance with alfacalcidol and calcium carbonate treatment.
Regarding Hb levels, similar results have been obtained in hemodialysis patients with oral alfacalcidol (1a-vitamin [D.
Effects of alfacalcidol on mechanical properties and collagen cross-links of the femoral diaphysis in glucocorticoid-treated rats," Calcified Tissue International, vol.
One of the earliest studies in the meta-analysis used daily doses of 1 mcg of alfacalcidol (a synthetic vitamin D analog, roughly equivalent to 40 IU of vitamin D3) in 29 hypocalcemic patients.
Entre los analogos sinteticos de vitamina D2 encontramos al paricalcitol y doxercalciferol, mientras que los analogos sinteticos de vitamina D3 incluyen al alfacalcidol, falecalcitriol y 22-oxacalcitriol.
Calcitriol or alfacalcidol treatment usually starts with the lowest dosage of 0.
The patient was treated with intravenous calcium gluconate, oral calcium salt thrice a day and alfacalcidol 1g daily.
However, 'Activated Vitamin D' preparations such as Calcitriol or Alfacalcidol should not be used for the treatment of simple Vitamin D deficiency.