Bone mineral density(BMD) is related to bone strength. BMD testing is used to diagnose osteoporosis. BMD is measured with a test called a DXA scan. By measuring BMD, doctors can predict the risk of having a bone fracture.
Does vitamin D interact with other medications?
Yes. Steroid medications such as prednisone can interfere with vitamin Dmetabolism. If you take steroid drugs regularly, discuss vitamin D with your doctor.
The weight loss drugorlistat -- brand names include Xenical and Alli -- may cut absorption of vitamin D. So does the cholesterol-lowering drug cholestyramine (sold as Questran, LoCholest, and Prevalite). People taking these drugs should discuss vitamin intake with their doctors.
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