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|Title:||Methods of treating osteoporosis prophylactically or therapeutically|
|Abstract:||Methods of treating osteoporosis prophylactically or therapeutically are disclosed. The method of treating osteoporosis includes administering to a patient suffering therefrom an effective amount to treat the osteoporosis of novel 1.alpha.-hydroxyvitamin D.sub.4 and novel analogues 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D.sub.4 and 1,24-dihydroxyvitamin D.sub.4, the aforementioned compounds having lower toxicity as measured by an LD.sub.50 test in rats when compared to a corresponding vitamin D.sub.3 compound. The method of administering the compound is substantially without occurrence of hypercalcemia.|
|Inventor(s):||Knutson; Joyce C. (Madison, WI), Bishop; Charles W. (Verona, WI), Moriarty; Robert M. (Oak Park, IL)|
|Assignee:||Bone Care International, Inc. (Madison, WI)|
|Filing Date:||Jun 07, 1995|
|Claims:||1. A method of treating osteoporosis, comprising administering to a patient suffering therefrom an amount effective to treat the osteoporosis of a compound of the formula (I) ##STR2## wherein R.sub.1 is either H or OH and R.sub.2 is either H or OH. |
2. A method of treating osteoporosis, comprising administering to a patient suffering therefrom an effective amount of 1.alpha.,24-dihydroxyvitamin D.sub.4.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein said compound of formula (I) is 1.alpha.-hydroxyvitamin D.sub.4.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein said amount of the compound of formula (I) is administered in a daily dosage of about 0.04 .mu.g/kg to about 0.3 .mu.g/kg.
5. The method of claim 1, further comprising a therapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of estrogen, bisphosphonate and combinations thereof.
6. The method of claim 1, further comprising continuing said administering step until bone mass increases and the patient's calcium balance becomes positive, thereby indicating mineral accumulation in the patient's skeleton.
7. The method of claim 2, wherein said amount is at least 3 .mu.g/day.
8. The method of claim 2, wherein said administering of said amount of 1.alpha.,24-dihydroxyvitamin D.sub.4 is substantially without the occurrence of hypercalcemia, said amount being at least 2.5 .mu.g/day.
9. The method of claim 2, further comprising administering a therapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of estrogen, bisphosphonate and combinations thereof.
10. The method of claim 2, further comprising continuing said administering step until bone mass increase and the patient's calcium balance become positive, thereby indicating mineral accumulation in the patient's skeleton.
11. The method of claim 2 wherein said administering step comprises orally administering 1.alpha.,24-dihydroxyvitamin D.sub.4.
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