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Vitamin D Panel
I'm taking citalopram 20mg a day. Will this interfere with the results of a comprehensive metabolic panel and vitamin D blood test?
When you get a script filled for vitamin d from pharmacy what
exactly is in it? Besides vitamin d, are there fillers, soy, other
inert ingredients ?
Yes-excipients: The Vitamin D tablet has only milligrams of Vitamin D, but the tablet weighs much more (a few grams I bet). Most tablets (not just Vitamin D) have excipients - fillers, coloring agents, gelatin (for the outer capsule). Each maker has their own proprietary "formula" for the excipients, so no two Vitamin D tablets will be exactly alike. In all cases, the FDA regulates what's used. They shd be safe4u ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excess Vitamin D: Vitamin d toxicity is a rare but potentially serious condition due to excessive vitamin d in your body. Taking megadoses of vitamin d supplements (50, 000 international units (iu) a day or more for several months) is the usual cause. The main problem with vitamin d toxicity is high blood calcium levels that can cause poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad idea: Exposure to the uv radiation from tanning beds can cause skin cancer, as can exposure to sunlight. If you have a vitamin d deficiency, the best way to treat it is with vitamin d supplements, either oral or injected. Foods such as salmon, sardines and fortified milk also contain vitamin d. Ask your doctor what your recommended dose is. ...Read more
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