Skip to Main Content Skip to Site Map Skip to Accessibility Statement Hypoparathyroidism

Formulary choiceAlfacalcidol (1α–hydroxycholecalciferol) capsules 250nanograms, 500nanograms, 1microgram; oral drops 2micrograms/mLDose: See BNF

Prescribing Notes

  • If hypercalcaemia occurs, alfacalcidol should be stopped and restarted when plasma calcium is normal (usually within a week).
  • Supplemental calcium (usual dose 1-2g daily) may be required in addition to alfacalcidol. Care should be taken to avoid hypercalcaemia.