alexa Response of a single 'mega intramuscular dose' of vitamin D on serum 25OHD and parathyroid hormone levels.

Journal of Autacoids and Hormones

Author(s): Khan AH, Rohra DK, Saghir SA, Udani SK, Wood R,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the changes produced in serum 25OHD and iPTH levels after 600,000 IU of injection cholecalciferol in volunteers. STUDY DESIGN: Interventional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Section of Chemical Pathology, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from June 2009 - June 2010. METHODOLOGY: Volunteers of either gender aged 18-40 years with known 25OHD, calcium (Ca), creatinine (Cr) and phosphorous (P) levels were included in the study. Subjects on therapy like vitamin D and calcium supplements, corticosteroids or anti-epileptic medicines, primary hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcaemia, with co-morbidity like renal failure, liver disease and history of malabsorption, diarrhea or hyperthyroidism were excluded. All volunteers were given an intramuscular injection of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol, 600,000 IU). After 8 weeks, serum 25OHD, iPTH, Ca and P levels were determined again. For 25OHD level, cut-off of ² 50 nmol/l was defined as deficient, 50-75 nmol/l as insufficient and ³ 75 as optimal level. RESULTS: Mean 25OHD and iPTH levels were 35.06 ± 16.6 nmol/l and 81.15 ± 76.78 pg/ml respectively at baseline. Seventeen volunteers were 25OHD deficient. Five had high iPTH levels (25\%) (mean 156 ± 123.7 pg/ml). 25OHD and iPTH showed a significant inverse correlation at baseline (< 0.01). After 8 weeks of injection vitamin D 25OHD levels became optimal in 6 subjects (35\%) [mean 92.9 ± 16.6 nmol/l]. It remained low in 5 volunteers (25\%) [mean 41.6 ± 9.6 nmol/l] while insufficient levels were seen in 9 volunteers (40\%) [mean 63.3±5.8 nmol/l]. Follow-up mean Ca, P and iPTH were 2.25 mmol/l (± 0.09), 1.1 (± 0.1) and 47.52 pg/ml (± 22.56) respectively. A significant increase in mean 25OHD level was seen at follow-up (p < 0.01), while the change in PTH was insignificant (p=0.05). CONCLUSION: Single mega-dose of cholecalciferol achieved optimal levels of 25OHD in 35\% of subjects after eight weeks of supplementation. This article was published in J Coll Physicians Surg Pak and referenced in Journal of Autacoids and Hormones

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