Ask a Pharmacist Expert Forum
vitamin D
About This Forum:

Questions in the Ask a Pharmacist Forum are being answered by pharmacists. Topics include: General information on prescription medication, over-the-counter medications, brand drugs, generic equivalents, common uses, drug therapy, drug interactions, possible side effects, travel medications, pill identification and proper disposal of expired, damaged and unusable medications.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
vitamin D
Hi ,I had my Vitamin D levels checked by Quest Lab in november 2008, my level came up 4 and ,my dr prescribed 50,000 mg vit d once a week for 12 weeks ...on the bottle it says vit d 1.25 gelcaps on side effect paper it says dristol D3 maximum i'm confused called cvs pharmacy but always busy i read side effects can get fast pounding heart'i get palpitations and am scared take it yet...i wanted to try over counter lower dose to get used to D since i never took a vitamin i'm vegetarian so i read tablets aren't as good as capsules D3 ,i think a better understanding all this may help my fears ,i just can't seem get that ....can you pleas help ,my dr said i can try lower dose but not sure which best i'd like buy one at local drugstore not online thank you ...mady
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
639831 tn?1223066680
Vitamin D 50,000 units = 1.25 mg

The side effects listed are associated with overdosage of Vitamin D. Taking 50,000 units once a week is a standard dose for Vitamin D deficiency. If your level is 4 ng/ml, that is deficient and the 50,000 unit is a quick way to stabilize your levels. However you can take the 2,000 unit over the counter capsules daily.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you so much ,i appreciate your help, i have better understanding vit d now....mady
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank