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Is it dangerous to take a daily dosage of 10,000 iu of Vitamin D3?

I have had pain in my right foot on and off for years now, my blood test revealed that I have a 6.5 level of uric acid, and I had an X-ray and it showed that there was an "unnormal growth" or something in the bones of my foot which should be clearer when I do an MRI.
My doctor prescribed me a daily dosage of 10,000 iu of Vitamin D3 with Allopurinol for 2 months before I have an MRI.
My question is is that normal? or is the D3 dosage very high?
Age 26
Sex: Male
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to the forum.  We do always recommend working with your doctor and it would be good to run your query by them as well. While this is above what is listed as the maximum dose, it generally is accepted that toxicity from too much vitamin D is rare and difficult to achieve.  Up to 10,000 a day does not produce side effects for most.  Please speak to your doctor about your concerns though.  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-dosage#section2
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363281 tn?1643235611
Hello~I would discuss this with the prescribing physician, but, that being said, I have been taking that same amount of "D" daily for years and have had no side effects.  According to blood work, I am very low in this nutrient, sadly, since I have been over here in New Zealand, they do not check for those levels, so, I just take that amount every-other-day and so far, no issues..
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1415174 tn?1453243103
I agree with the above posts. It depends on the person. You don't want the level of Vitamin D to get too high but I take 6,000 IU per day to stay in the normal range . I had mine checked several times about once a year and it is staying at the right level for me now. So you should follow up with the doctor to get a blood test in a few months.
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