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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
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
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
I prescribed : That a lot and my patient have not reported those symptoms in reality . ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 isnt 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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