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Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Yes it can in some: Vitamin D does cause constipation in some people and it may be dose related. Best way to get viT D is by sitting in the sun with your arms, face and legs exposed. Some take vitD and calcium combonation and that causes more constipation ...Read more

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more

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I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

Gastroenterologist: You need to be seen and fully evaluated by a GI doctor, and this will mean subjecting yourself to endoscopy and possible small bowel biopsy. This may or may not have anything to do with the viral infection you had, but there is no way to tell without a full assessment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When it is recommended to give calcium to infant? I have eight months child I give him only vitamin d drops. ..He got one teeth only and didn't crawl?

When it is recommended to give calcium to infant? I have eight months child I give him only vitamin d drops. ..He got one teeth only and didn't crawl?

Calcium supplement: As long as the child has a balanced diet including milk and vitamin supplement, he should be ok for now. Expect him to crawl soon, but you need to keep him on the floor to learn it, if he is all the time held in a swing all the times. ...Read more

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I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

Iron;milk together: It is best to administer iron supplements and milk at different times. Vitamin d on the other hand is best administered with milk. ...Read more

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What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops I've been giving him or something else?

What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops I've been giving him or something else?

Doubt the drops a pb: Changes in stooling are often related to changes in diet.Rice cereal & bananas are common constipating agents while juices often loosen stool. Constipation is often a misapplied term. If it is soft but not every day I don't consider it constipation. Rabbit pellets or harder I apply the term. ...Read more

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Been taking 1000 iu vitamin D every day for 1 month for low level of D. Feel better, however, it is causing alot of constipation. What can I do?

Been taking 1000 iu vitamin D every day for 1 month for low level of D. Feel better, however, it is causing alot of constipation. What can I do?

Vit. D supplements: ...commonly can cause constipation. It is more common when taking 1000 IU Per day. Since the supplement appears to have helped you, you may want to stick with that dosage for now, and try taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, along with an increased amount of fluid. If this doesn't help, see your doctor for an alternative regimen or a change in the dosage of your vitamin D. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole.
If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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Constipation for 12 days. Only pooping small amounts. This started after taking Vitamin D. 1 dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) just producing small amounts. Any ideas?

Constipation for 12 days. Only pooping small amounts. This started after taking Vitamin D. 1 dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) just producing small amounts. Any ideas?

Constipation: Is often challenging to manage. Too much vitamin D may lead to high calcium, then constipation. Diet and lifestyle are the most important including increasing fluid/fiber intake and exercise. Fiber supplements may be needed and osmotic laxatives such as milk of magnesia or MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) can be taken according to directions. Beyond that, newer prescription meds may be helpful--Amitiza/Linzess. See Doc. ...Read more

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How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

Many ways: It's in formula and supplementary vitamins. Follow your pediatrician's advice about vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

No: If your baby is fully formula fed, they should be getting enough vitamin d (400 iu/day) and should not need a supplement. If they are both formula and breast fed, you may need to supplement them with vitamin d if they are not getting 400 iu/day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 11month baby (vitamin d) drops in winter?

Is it safe to give my 11month baby (vitamin d) drops in winter?

Safe and wise: Babies need vit d just as much as adults- probably even more as it is essential for bone growth ; immune function. The vitamin d council recommends infants get 1000- 2000 iu of d a day in winter months (and year-round if your baby does not get adequate mid-day sun). ...Read more

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I am giving my baby 16 months vitamin D 4 drops daily when can I stop it?

I am giving my baby 16 months vitamin D 4 drops daily when can I stop it?

Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common in both children and adults. If you are no longer breast feeding, you can stop the supplements whenever you feel is appropriate, but pay careful attention and make sure your toddler is eating plenty of foods with Vitamin D and plays in the sunshine regularly. ...Read more

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If my baby spits up right after been given vitamin d drops should I regive the vitamin d? Spit up not a minute after

If my baby spits up right after been given vitamin d drops should I regive the vitamin d? Spit up not a minute after

.: If the vitamin drops are given as a prophylaxis then 1 missed dose should not cause any problems. Don't give any more. If the vitamin is given as a treatment for a specific illness, please tell me what the illness is so we can decide. ...Read more

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Baby gets 8oz formula and about 22oz of breast milk. Do we still need to give vitamin D drops? Can I take extra Vitamin D to pass thru breast milk?

Baby gets 8oz formula and about 22oz of breast milk. Do we still need to give vitamin D drops? Can I take extra Vitamin D to pass thru breast milk?

But D supplement: Breast feeding is aimed of the best things you can do for your baby, but Vitamin D is not readily available in breast milk. Even with partial supplementation with formula, Vitamin D drops for your baby as a precautionary measure would be wise. ...Read more

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My baby was prescribed nystatin for thrush on his tongue. Is it safe to still give him vitamin d drops while taking this? Thank you

My baby was prescribed nystatin for thrush on his tongue. Is it safe to still give him vitamin d drops while taking this? Thank you

Thrush: Nystatin is safe to give. I would give the vit d 1 hour after nystatin. Was the baby prescribed vit d? Young infants should not need vit d and you should consult your pediatrician if not prescribed to be sure the dose is safe. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency in 1 n half year old baby how to correct?

Vitamin d deficiency in 1 n half year old baby how to correct?

Drops: Ask your Pediatrician about Vit D drops you can give him or her. ...Read more

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