Serum vitamin D level after an annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol

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An annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol (150 000 IU) normalized low serum (25(OH)D concentrations in elderly people for 1 year. The treatment had a slight effect on serum 24,25(OH)2D levels but no effect on 1,25(OH)2D levels.

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Heikinheimo, R.J., Haavisto, M.V., Harju, E.J. et al. Serum vitamin D level after an annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol. Calcif Tissue Int 49, S87 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02555102

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Key words

  • Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D