Which medications in the drug class Vitamins, Fat-Soluble are used in the treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency and Related Disorders?

Updated: Dec 15, 2020
  • Author: Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Vitamins, Fat-Soluble

Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the small intestine. It also promotes renal tubule resorption of phosphate.

Ergocalciferol (Calciferol, Drisdol)

Ergocalciferol is the most widely available form of vitamin D. This agent stimulates calcium and phosphate absorption from the small intestine and promotes calcium release from bone into the blood.


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