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Calciferol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- What are the possible side effects of ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- How should I take ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Calciferol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Calciferol)?
- What should I avoid while taking ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- What other drugs will affect ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Calciferol)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Calciferol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of vitamin D can cause serious or life-threatening side effects.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, weakness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, muscle or bone pain, metallic taste in the mouth, weight loss, itchy skin, changes in heart rate, loss of interest in sex, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, feeling unusually hot, severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
Do not take other vitamin or mineral supplements unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid using calcium supplements or antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the specific type of supplement or antacid your doctor recommends.
What other drugs will affect ergocalciferol (Calciferol)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- sucralfate (Carafate);
- mineral oil (sometimes taken as a laxative);
- seizure medication;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin); or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor HCT, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ergocalciferol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ergocalciferol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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