Pharmacologic Therapy for Vitamin D Deficiency

February 2013
American Family Physician;2/15/2013, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses the treatment regimen for vitamin D deficiency. To prevent nonvertebral fractures, cholecalciferol or vitamin D supplementation is recommended. Patient preference is key to choosing daily, weekly or monthly dosing of vitamin D therapy. The recommended adequate vitamin D level for optimal musculoskeletal and metabolic health is greater than 30 nanograms per milliliter. Also included are information on supplementation types and administration routes.


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