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Doctor insights on: Ergocalciferol Medication

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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

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My blood test showed a vitamin d level of 17. The doc prescribed ergocalcitrol 50000 iu. Is this low level common? How can I prevent it in the future?

My blood test showed a vitamin d level of 17. The doc prescribed ergocalcitrol 50000 iu. Is this low level common? How can I prevent it in the future?

Yes. Get sensible sun: Low vitamin d concentrations such as those described are very common in the us population. They are especially common in persons who are homebound, drink little vitamin d fortified milk, and or have darker skin color. The best way to prevent low vitamin d is to take a multivitamin, drink vitamin d fortified milk, and to get 10 to 15 minutes of sensible sun exposure daily during the summer months. This means exposing at least your arms and legs 10 to 15 minutes prior to putting on sunscreen. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more