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Vitamin D supplements are being used for the prevention and treatment of bone disorders such as rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Vitamin D is also prescribed as a combined therapy for the treatmetn of hypocalcemia, hypoparathyroidism and familial hypophosphatemia.

Pharmacodynamics

No information available

Pharmacokinetics

No information available

Vitamin D Indications / Vitamin D Uses

No information available

Vitamin D Adverse Reactions / Vitamin D Side Effects

Vitamin D can cause vomiting, fatigue, weakness, anorexia, dry mouth, taste changes, nausea, headache and sleep changes.

Precautions

Vitamin D is contraindicated in patients with renal disorders, hypercalcemia, sarcoidosis, hyperparathyroidism, histoplasmosis, atherosclerosis and lymphoma.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Vitamin D may interact with aluminium salts, calcipotriene, digoxin, thiazide diuretics, cimetidine, low-molecular weight heparin, enoxaparin, tinzaparin, verapamil and diltiazem.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

For prevention of fractures and osteoporosis (Adults):
Consider administration of 400-1000 IU/day.
For preventing falls (Adults):
Consider administration of 80-1000 IU/day as a combined therapy with 1000 – 1200 mg of calcium, daily.
For prevention of multiple sclerosis:
Administer 400 IU/day for long-term
Prevention of malignancies (Adults):
Consider administration of 1400 – 1500 mg of calcium with 1100 IU/day of vitamin D3, daily.
For treatment of statins-induced myalgia (Adults):
Consider administration of 50000 units of vitamin D2 or D3, once a week or 400 IU/day.
For prevention of flu symptoms (Adults):
Consider administration of 1200 IU of cholecalciferol, daily

Food(before/after)

Can be taken with or without food

List of Contraindications

Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category D. Vitamin D can harm the unborn fetus. Perform pregnancy tests before using Vitamin D. Use effective contraceptive mode to prevent unintended pregnancies while taking Vitamin D

Vitamin D and Lactation

Vitamin D can pass through the breast milk and harm a nursing infant. Consult a healthcare provider before taking Vitamin D.

Vitamin D and Children

No information available

Vitamin D and Geriatic

No information available

Vitamin D and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

Protect away from light and moisture

Lab interference

Protect away from light and moisture

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