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What is the recommended dosage for patients with end stage renal disease. Should they be on a vitamin D analog instead since vitamin D must be converted to its active form by the kidneys?

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Asked by  rcarroll on October 30, 2014

  • Jeff Nicklas
     Jeff Nicklas on

    Hi rcarroll,

    As we cannot offer any medical advice, it is best in this situation to continue to work with your doctor to find a dose that is safe and effective in raising your levels.

    Your doctor knows your medical history best, so he/she can take your kidney function into consideration when looking into normal vitamin D supplementation or an analog.

    Answered by  Jeff Nicklas on