This medication is another form of vitamin D, prescribed for vitamin D deficiency. It helps in calcium absorption in the body.
The recommended dose is 400 to 1000 international units orally once a day.
It comes as a powder, to take by mouth with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infants, kidney impairment or kidney stone, heart disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Excessive intake may lead to the development of increased level of blood minerals such as phosphate or calcium.
• Monitor plasma phosphate and calcium level regularly while taking this medication.
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Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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