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Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D)

Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D) is an essential vitamin that enables the body to retain and utilize calcium and phosphorus. Cholecalciferol is often prescribed for patients who have developed Vitamin D deficiency conditions of the skin or bones.

How to Use Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D)

Cholecalciferol is mostly taken orally, as directed by your physician. The drug can be customized to fit a patient's needs and as such may be delivered in multiple forms from liquid to capsule to edible wafer and more. Your compounding pharmacist will work with your doctor to create a delivery method customized for your condition, age, daily sun exposure, etc.

Possible Side Effects

All drugs can cause side effects. Observe your body for changes and contact your physician if you experience any side effects that are concerning.

Commonly seen side effects:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Metallic Taste
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Upset Stomach

Stop taking cholecalciferol and call your physician immediately if you experience any of the following:

Potentially Early Signs Of Vitamin D Overdose:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle and/or Bone Pain
  • Metallic Taste in Mouth
  • Weight Loss
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and/or Vomiting

Stop taking cholecalciferol and call your physician immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Thinking Problems
  • Changes In Behavior
  • Irritability
  • Excessive Urination

Contraindications

Do not take cholecalciferol if you have hypercalcemia or allergies to vitamin D.

Pregnant and breast-feeding women should not take cholecalciferol unless cleared by their primary care physician to do so.

All patients considering the use of cholecalciferol should speak with their physician before beginning use as it is important for them to know your complete medical history and be aware of any medications that you are currently taking.

Patients with any of the following conditions should not take cholecalciferol unless their physician has reviewed their medical history and profile and has decided that cholecalciferol is right for them.

  • Arteriosclerosis with Occlusion of Arteries
  • High Level of Phosphate in the Blood
  • Excessive Vitamin D in the Body
  • Sarcoidosis
  • High Level of Calcium in the Blood
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
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