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Can Vitamin D Drops Cause Constipation In Infants
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
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
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?
I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?
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
M female 25 years old. Vitamin d 25. I eat capsules of vit d but they can't effect than injection under muscular. Why is this? Constipation problem.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D is available inexpensively over the counter. It comes in bottles with 120 capsules (1000 or 2000) taken once a day. Side effects are very few. ...Read more
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
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
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
Joint pain normal xray, constipation, not much sun, anaemia sudden shakes is it vitamin d deficiency?
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
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
If my baby spits up right after been given vitamin d drops should I regive the vitamin d? Spit up not a minute after
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?
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
Drops: Ask your Pediatrician about Vit D drops you can give him or her. ...Read more
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