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    i heard in places where the liquid form of calcitriol is not available, the calcitriol capsules are poked using a needle and its content(sort of oily liquid) being drawn out. is this a common practice, or, is it safe to do so? perhaps alfacalcidol drop will be a better choice?

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    Re: calcitriol capsule

    Calcitripl is the di hydroxylated form whereas alphacalcidol is one hydroxyl.

    Vit D is inactive in the body until hydroxylated in the liver and kidney. Kidney failure or anephric pts cannot do this but even if only 10% of liver left, hydroxylation is possible. Main point is that calcitriol double price of one alpha.
    johnep

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      Re: calcitriol capsule

      Is it safe to do what i mentioned to the calcitriol capsule, which is to draw out its content by using a syringe and needle? thanks

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        Re: calcitriol capsule

        OK for oral, would not consider for injection.
        johnep

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