Calcium and calcitriol therapy in osteoporotic postmenopausal women with impaired calcium absorption.

@article{Need1990CalciumAC,
  title={Calcium and calcitriol therapy in osteoporotic postmenopausal women with impaired calcium absorption.},
  author={Allan G. Need and Conny Nordin and Michael Horowitz and Howard A. Morris},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={1990},
  volume={39 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={53-4}
}
The effects of oral calcitriol (0.25 and 0.50 micrograms/d), together with calcium (1 g/d), on calcium absorption and bone resorption were measured in postmenopausal osteoporotic women with calcium malabsorption. Radiocalcium absorption was significantly improved and urinary hydroxyproline/creatinine excretion significantly reduced on both doses, but the higher dose caused an unacceptable incidence of hypercalcemia. In 49 patients treated for an average of 15 months with the lower dose, there… CONTINUE READING