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Vitamin D

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Cholecalciferol, Calcitriol, Alfacalcidol or Paricalcitol

Vitamin D - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Vitamin D cause?

Common side effects include constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and weakness.
  •  Inform your healthcare professional if the side effects do not go away

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Vitamin D, what precautions must I follow?

Before starting on this medication, inform your healthcare professional if you:
  • Are allergic to this medication, or any of the other ingredients in this medication
  • Have a medical condition called Hypercalcemia where there is high calcium levels in the body
  • Have a medical condition called Hypervitaminosis D where there is high vitamin D levels in the body
  • Are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Vitamin D?

Avoid taking multivitamin supplements and aluminium containing products (e.g. found in some antacids) with this medication.

Vitamin D - Additional Information

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