Which medications in the drug class Vitamins and minerals are used in the treatment of Turner Syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Vitamins and minerals

Osteoporosis is common and is a major cause of morbidity in adults. Treatment is the same as for other adult women with osteoporosis. Monitor diet and ensure an intake of at least 1 g/d of calcium and 400 IU/d of vitamin D. Treatment with growth hormone and estrogen are also important in the prevention of osteoporosis later in life.

Ergocalciferol (Calciferol, Drisdol)

Vitamin D is a micronutrient essential for normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Also produced in response to exposure to ultraviolet B light.

Calcium salts (acetate, carbonate, chloride, gluconate)

Supplemental source of dietary calcium. Calcium carbonate is 40% elemental calcium.


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