The Advantage of Alfacalcidol Over Vitamin D in the Treatment of Osteoporosis


Although alfacalcidol is widely used in the treatment of osteoporosis, its mechanism of action in bone is not fully understood. Alfacalcidol stimulates intestinal calcium (Ca) absorption, increases urinary Ca excretion and serum Ca levels, and suppresses parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. It remains to be clarified, especially under vitamin D-replete… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002239900704

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