Pharmokinetics: Vitamin D is absorbed well both IV and orally, and converted to its active form by the liver.
orally the medication is given during dialysis
IV administration is at the end of a hemodialysis period
can be given where every dialysis occurs
Chronic kidney patient’s receive Vitamin to help if they are nutritionally deficient in phosphorous and calcium. This is accomplished by absorption of calcium and decreasing parathyroid hormone concentrations.
Orally dialysis patients receive 10 mcg three times a week, not exceeding 20 mcg three times a week.
Intravenously patients receive 4 mcg three times a week with a maximum dose of 6 mcg three times weekly.