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Cholecalciferol

Generic Name: cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) (KOE le kal SIF e role)
Brand Name: Carlson D, Ddrops, Decara, Enfamil D-Vi-Sol, Replesta, Thera-D 2000, UpSpringbaby D, Vitamin D3, Vitamin D3, ...show all 28 brand names
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Drug Information:
Cholecalciferol is vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Cholecalciferol is used as a dietary supplement in people who do not get enough vitamin D in their diets to maintain adequate health. Cholecalciferol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not take cholecalciferol if you have had an allergic reaction to vitamin D, or if you have high levels of calcium or vitamin D in your body, or any condition that makes it hard for your body to absorb nutrients from food (malabsorption). Learn more

Cholecalciferol Side Effects

Cholecalciferol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to cholecalciferol: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral solution, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

Along with its needed effects, cholecalciferol may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cholecalciferol:

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives or itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • skin rash
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cholecalciferol: compounding crystal, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet disintegrating, oral wafer

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hypercalcemia.

Renal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions such as angioedema or laryngeal edema

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cholecalciferol