Calcifediol Dosage

Generic name: calcifediol
Brand names: Rayaldee, Calderol
Dosage form: oral capsule, extended release (30 mcg)
Drug class: Vitamins

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.


Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  ER CAP: 30 mcg

Hyperparathyroidism, secondary

[30-60 mcg PO qhs]
Start: 30 mcg PO qhs; Info: for CKD stage 4 or 5 pts w/ severe or progressive hyperparathyroidism; routine use not recommended in pts w/ CKD stage 3, refer to KDIGO guidelines; adjust dose by 30 mcg/day 3mo after start or dose change to target serum iPTH in desired range, vitamin D 30-100 ng/mL, Ca in normal range, PO4 <5.5 mg/dL; D/C if iPTH consistently low, vitamin D consistently >100 ng/mL, or Ca consistently high; may restart at lower dose when resolved

Renal dosing

CKD stage 3-5: no adjustment; Info: not defined if CKD stage 2
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]