What are the treatment options for vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents?

Updated: Dec 15, 2020
  • Author: Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Recommended treatment for vitamin D–deficient patients 1–18 years of age is as follows [2] :

  • 2000 IU/day of vitamin D2 or D3 for at least 6 weeks or

  • 50,000 IU of vitamin D2 once weekly for at least 6 weeks

  • When the serum 25(OH)D level exceeds 30 ng/mL, provide maintenance treatment of 600-1000 IU/day


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