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What is preffered for 8 months old baby with rickets; alfacalcidiole or cholecalciferol ?

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Inactive 23 Nov 2012

I am not a Dr., and I suggest you take your baby to one.

I can tell you that Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the preferred form since it is more readily absorbed than vitamin D2.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin D Deficiency:

Treatment of Vitamin D deficiency and/or rickets:

Infants 1 to 12 months: 1000 to 5000 international units/day for 2 to 3 months; once radiologic evidence of healing is observed, dose should be decreased to 400 international units/day.


Again, I strongly advice you to see a Dr.

Take care,

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