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
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.
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