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Calciferol

Calciferol

INDICATIONS

Ergocalciferol (ergocalciferol) is indicated for use in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, refractory rickets, also known as vitamin D resistant rickets, and familial hypophosphatemia.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

THE RANGE BETWEEN THERAPEUTIC AND TOXIC DOSES IS NARROW.

Vitamin D Resistant Rickets

12,000 to 500,000 USP units daily.

Hypoparathyroidism

50,000 to 200,000 USP units daily concomitantly with calcium lactate 4 g, six times per day.

DOSAGE MUST BE INDIVIDUALIZED UNDER CLOSE MEDICAL SUPERVISION.

Calcium intake should be adequate. Blood calcium and phosphorous determinations must be made every 2 weeks or more frequently if necessary. X-rays of the bones should be taken every month until condition is corrected and stabilized.

HOW SUPPLIED

Each green, oval softgel is imprinted with PA140 and contains 1.25 mg (50,000 USP units vitamin D) of ergocalciferol (ergocalciferol) , USP, and is available in bottles of 100 or 1000 Softgels.

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Protect from light and moisture.

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP.

Manufactured by : Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., 4125 Premier Drive, High Point, NC 27265. FDA revision date: n/a

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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