Alfacalcidol

1-hydroxycholecalciferol 1alpha-hydroxycholecalciferol 1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 Alphacalcidol

Description

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Alfacalcidol
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A11 Vitamins → A11C Vitamin A and D, incl. combinations of the two → A11CC Vitamin D and analogues

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