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Vitamin d

Our detailed Vitamin D guide includes uses, differences between D2 and D3, causes of low vitamin d, symptoms of deficiency, dosage guidelines, and more...
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Drug Information:
Vitamin D has to be one of science’s most misunderstood vitamins. For a start, it is not actually a vitamin, but a prohormone, which means that it is converted into a hormone by our body. It is also not just one substance, but five different substances, of which two have been identified as being the most important to humans. These are: In addition, research has discovered that vitamin D is not only vital for calcium absorption and bone growth and remodeling, but several other important processes as well, such as modulating cell growth and immune system function. Learn more

Vitamin d 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 Vitamin D