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The Pharmacokinetics of a Single Large Dose of Vitamin D3 (Stoss)

This study has been completed.
Procter and Gamble
Information provided by:
Creighton University Identifier:
First received: May 11, 2007
Last updated: April 30, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
When people eat a meal, some, but not all of the calcium in that meal is absorbed, that is, moved into the bloodstream. When the skin is exposed to sunlight during summer months, Vitamin D is made there and then modified into more active forms by the liver and kidneys. These more active forms of Vitamin D improve calcium absorption. Many adults living in the U.S. have little or no sun exposure and are low in Vitamin D. A single dose of 100,000 IU of Vitamin D3 has been used both as empiric treatment for Vitamin D deficiency as well as in controlled trials without risk of raising blood calcium to dangerous levels.This study is to determine the serum levels of Vitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (vitamin D after it has been modified by the liver) that can be expected when Vitamin D3 is given as a single oral dose of 100,000 IU.

Condition Intervention
Vitamin D Deficiency
Drug: cholecalciferol.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Pharmacokinetics of a Single Large Dose of Vitamin D3

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Further study details as provided by Creighton University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to assess the time course and response of serum 25-OHD with a single oral dose of 100,000 IU cholecalciferol. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: cholecalciferol
A single dose of 100,000 IU vitamin D
Drug: cholecalciferol.
100,000 IU of Vitamin D
Other Name: vitamin D
No Intervention: Control
No drug was given

Detailed Description:
The group receiving the supplement will be scheduled for short visits to our research center at baseline and days 1,3,5,7 and then weekly for 3 weeks and then every other week for 6 visits (total 14 visits in 4 months). The group not receiving supplement will be scheduled for short visits at baseline and in 4 months. At the beginning of the study we will measure your height, weight, skin color, and draw blood to measure your blood levels of Vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, calcium and parathyroid hormone. At each visit we will draw blood to measure your blood levels of Vitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. There will be fourteen blood draws for a total of 280 cc of blood drawn (about 4 teaspoons drawn each time) in the supplemented group. There will be 2 blood draws in the group not receiving supplements for a total of 60 cc of blood drawn (about 4 teaspoons drawn each time).

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy with limited sun exposure of less than 10 hours per week and daily milk consumption of less than 0.47 L (16 oz.).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those with granulomatous conditions, liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes and those taking anticonvulsants, barbiturates, or steroids in any form.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00473239

United States, Nebraska
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
Sponsors and Collaborators
Creighton University
Procter and Gamble
Principal Investigator: Laura A Armas, MD Creighton University
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00473239     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Creighton2
Study First Received: May 11, 2007
Last Updated: April 30, 2015

Keywords provided by Creighton University:
vitamin D
25-hydroxyvitamin D

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Deficiency Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017