Eldecalcitol, which was developed by Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as a treatment with the potential of becoming the drug of first choice for osteoporosis, is a new derivative of active vitamin D3 (1,25(OH) 2D3) with a hydroxypropyloxy group introduced at the 2β position. The clinical development of this product has included a Phase I multiple dose study, early and late Phase II studies, a Phase III study, a clinical pharmacology study to investigate pharmacokinetics in postmenopausal women, a drug interaction study, a bioequivalence formulation study and a clinical pharmacology study to investigate pharmacokinetics in patients with impaired liver function. Using data from all these studies, we sought to characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of eldecalcitol.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Japanese Pharmacology and Therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Mar 1|
- Active vitamin D
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)