Eldecalcitol normalizes bone turnover markers regardless of their pre-treatment levels.

@article{Shiraki2012EldecalcitolNB,
  title={Eldecalcitol normalizes bone turnover markers regardless of their pre-treatment levels.},
  author={M Shiraki and Hitoshi Saito and Toshio Matsumoto},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={1547-52}
}
BACKGROUND Three-year treatment with eldecalcitol has been shown to improve lumbar and total hip bone mineral density (BMD), decrease bone turnover markers, and lower the incidences of vertebral and wrist fractures in patients with osteoporosis more than with treatment with alfacalcidol under vitamin D repletion. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a risk of eldecalcitol causing severely suppressed bone turnover in osteoporosis patients with low pre-treatment levels of… CONTINUE READING
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