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February 17 2016

Vitamin D

What is the treatment of Vitamin D deficiency in adults?

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February 17 2016 #

NONPHARMACOLOGIC THERAPY

  1. Exposure to sunlight, mild sunburn - 10,000-25,000 IU of vitamin D
  2. Salmon, Cod, Vit D rich diet
  3. Fortified milk / juice

PHARMACOLOGY

  1. General Population

  • Initial: 50,000 IU once a week for 8 weeks
  • Maintenance: OTC cal/vit supplement or 1500-2000 IU daily
     2.  Risk Population (obese, malabsorption syndromes, certain meds)

  • Initial: 6000-10,000 IU daily
  • Maintenance: 3000-6000 IU daily

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