Ergocalciferol
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ergocalciferol?

(er goe kal SIF e role)

• This medicine is used to supplement nutritional needs.

• This medicine is used to treat poor parathyroid function.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat low phosphate levels.

• This medicine is used to treat rickets.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid other sources of vitamin D.

• Do not take cholestyramine, mineral oil, magnesium-containing antacids, or orlistat with this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• High calcium level. Signs include weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, nausea and vomiting, constipation, or bone pain.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an...

 
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