It is thought to be the most active form of Vitamin D that is used for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and defective calcium and phosphate metabolism in patients with renal osteodystrophy
0.25mcg OD or BD depending on the requirement (max. total cumulative dosage: 12mcg/wk).
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It is required for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine. It also controls the amount of calcium in the bones [with para-hormone]. These active forms of vitamin D should be prescribed in severe renal impairment when there is requirement of Vitamin. D therapy.