Serum vitamin D level after an annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol

Calcif Tissue Int. 1991;49 Suppl:S87. doi: 10.1007/BF02555102.

Abstract

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.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ergocalciferols / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Time Factors
  • Vitamin D / blood*
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / blood
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / drug therapy*

Substances

  • Ergocalciferols
  • Vitamin D