ATC Group: A11CC03 Alfacalcidol

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Alfacalcidol

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Alfacalcidol is Vitamin D-hormone analog (an active metabolite of Vitamin D), which performs important functions in regulation of the calcium balance and the bone metabolism and is activated by the enzyme 25-hydroxylase (converted rapidly in the liver to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D) for systemic and in osteoblasts for local D-hormone actions.