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A 26-year-old male asked:

i am a ms patient. can i consume otc vitamin d pills which u get in bj's and in what measure should i take them?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Yes: Vitamin d3 at 2, 000 units is a common dose. If you have vitamin d deficiency, you may need higher doses at first and then later the aforementioned maintenance dose. Either way, vitamin d is safe and important for patients with ms.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Good question: Vitamin d is very important in ms and indeed those with higher levels do substantially better. Most of my pts take 5000-10000 units of d-3 daily, in divided doses, and we aim for oh-vit d-3 levels of approximately 50-60. It is in addition to baseline disease meds.
Dr. Eric Kelts
Dr. Eric Kelts commented
Neurology 25 years experience
I think Dr. Machanic's advice here makes a lot of sense for any patient with MS.
Aug 2, 2014

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