ROS Guidelines

Royal Osteoporosis Society guidelines1

  • The National Osteoporosis Society developed national clinical guidelines on the management of vitamin D deficiency in adult patients with, or at risk of developing, bone disease. These guidelines were revised in 2018.
  • Now named The Royal Osteoporosis Society as of March 2019, the work continues to raise awareness of the disease and to manage patients in the best possible way.
  • When treating vitamin D deficiency, oral vitamin D3 is recommended as the vitamin D preparation of choice and where rapid correction of vitamin D deficiency is required, the recommended treatment regimen is based on fixed loading doses followed by regular maintenance therapy
  • Loading regimens for treatment of vitamin D deficiency up to a total of approximately 300,000 IU may be given either as weekly or daily split doses
  • Maintenance regimens may be considered after loading, given either daily or intermittently at a higher equivalent dose

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