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ATC Group: A11CC01 Ergocalciferol

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A11
Vitamins
3
A11C
Vitamin A and D, incl. combinations of the two
4
A11CC
Vitamin D and analogues
5
A11CC01
Ergocalciferol

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Vitamin D2

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is a fat soluble vitamin. In conjunction with parathyroid hormone and calcitonin, it regulates calcium haemostasis. Ergocalciferol metabolites promote active absorption of calcium and phosphorous by the small intestine, increase rate of excretion and resorption of minerals in bone and promote resorption of minerals in bone and promote resorption of phosphate by renal tubules.