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A 30-year-old male asked:

I have chrons and take humira among many other meds. since starting i am no longer anemic, however i am vitamin d deficient. have taken one 3 month 50k ibu course but my levels are now lower. looking for other opinions.?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Increase your dose: It is safe to take rather high doses of d3 as long as you get your level checked periodically to be sure you are not getting toxic. I frequently have pts on 10 k units daily or 50k weekly and then retest in a month. Take with food to increase absorption. D3 is generally better than d2 -longer half life. People with primary hyperparathyroidism, tb, sarcoid and lymphoma should not take vitamin d.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 37 years experience
What D?: D2 is usually prescribed in that dose. If that is what you took, then d3 is what you should take. Also you may have malabsorption so take it with fatty meal.

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