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Doctor insights on: Ergocalciferol Injection

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Is ergocalciferol available otc?

Is ergocalciferol available otc?

Yes: Ergocalciferol, otherwise known as Vitamin D2 is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Who should not take Drisdol (ergocalciferol)?

Who should not take Drisdol (ergocalciferol)?

Drisdol (ergocalciferol): "DRISDOL is contraindicated in patients with hypercalcemia, malabsorption syndrome, abnormal sensitivity to the toxic effects of vitamin D, and hypervitaminosis D." See; http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=6636 ...Read more

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Are Ergocalciferol vitamin 50000 units good for woman to take?

Are Ergocalciferol vitamin 50000 units good for woman to take?

It depends: 50,000 units of ergocalciferol(VitD2) is high dose prescription strength Vitamin D. I assume your physician diagnosed that you are Vitamin D deficient and/or you have significant Osteoporosis. If that is the case then this dose of Vitamin D, usually given once a week, is fine. People should NOT take high doses of Vitamin D on their own as too much Vitamin D is harmful. ...Read more

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Bloodwork showed vit d level 9. Dr prescribed 50,000iu ergocalciferol once wk and 2,000 d3 daily. Is this too much? I've only heard of using d3.

Bloodwork showed vit d level 9. Dr prescribed 50,000iu ergocalciferol once wk and 2,000 d3 daily. Is this too much? I've only heard of using d3.

Low Vit D: A vitamin D level of 9 is very low, and typically requires large doses of vitamin D to correct. 50,000 IU of ergocalciferol (Vit D2) is equally effective as Vit D3, but D3 is not easily obtained in that high a dose, and typically is not covered by insurance. Once your level is above 30, you might be able to maintain it with 2000 IU of Vit D daily. ...Read more

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About 26 hrs ago I yook my 2nd dose of ergocalciferol 50 000, now I feel like I have a urine infection. Could you tell me if there is a connection pls?

About 26 hrs ago I yook my 2nd dose of ergocalciferol 50 000, now I feel like I have a urine infection. Could you tell me if there is a connection pls?

Unlikely: Excessive amounts resulting in hypervitaminosis D can cause impairment of renal function with polyuria, nocturia, polydipsia, hypercalciuria, reversible azotemia, hypertension, nephrocalcinosis, generalized vascular calcification, or irreversible renal insufficiency which may result in death, but certainly not with your having taken only 2 doses of that dosage. You should be perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Ergocalciferol 50 000 units side effect is insomnia ? Headache ? Sleepless

Ergocalciferol 50 000 units side effect is insomnia ? Headache ? Sleepless

I prescribed : That a lot and my patient have not reported those symptoms in reality . ...Read more

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Internal medicine doctor prescribed 50000 for two months ERGOCALCIFEROL(DRISDOL) results 36.3 ng/ml after 2 months. previous level 24 ng/ml. 36.3 ng/?

Internal medicine doctor prescribed 50000 for two months ERGOCALCIFEROL(DRISDOL) results 36.3 ng/ml after 2 months. previous level 24 ng/ml.  36.3 ng/?

No question asked: Sounds as though your level has increased by 50% which is great. You could afford to be even higher, ask your doctor whether to continue at this level of supplementation. ...Read more