Alfacalcidol

Also known as: 1-hydroxycholecalciferol 1alpha-hydroxycholecalciferol 1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 Alphacalcidol

Active ingredient description

Alfacalcidol is Vitamin D-hormone analog (an active metabolite of Vitamin D), which performs important functions in regulation of the calcium balance and the bone metabolism and is activated by the enzyme 25-hydroxylase (converted rapidly in the liver to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D) for systemic and in osteoblasts for local D-hormone actions.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Alfacalcidol
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A11 Vitamins → A11C Vitamin A and D, incl. combinations of the two → A11CC Vitamin D and analogues
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Medicines

Alfacalcidol is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Singapore

Germany

Cyprus

Austria Netherlands Spain

Canada Cyprus Germany Hong Kong Ireland

Brazil

Germany

Germany

France Tunisia

Alfacalcidol is also found within below combination drugs:

TEBONEVA

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

URQ2517572 - ALFACALCIDOL

CAS registry number

41294-56-8 - alfacalcidol

SNOMED-CT

11984007 - Alfacalcidol (substance)