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Hypervitaminosis D is characterized by effects on the following organ system:
Impairment of renal function with polyuria, nocturia, polydipsia, hypercalciuria, reversible azotemia, hypertension, nephrocalcinosis, generalized vascular calcification, or irreversible renal insufficiency which may result in death.
Bone demineralization (osteoporosis) in adults occurs concomitantly.
Decline in the average rate of linear growth and increased mineralization of bones in infants and children (dwarfism), vague aches, stiffness, and weakness.
Read the Calciferol (ergocalciferol) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Administration of thiazide diuretics to hypoparathyroid patients who are concurrently being treated with ergocalciferol (ergocalciferol) may cause hypercalcemia.
Read the Calciferol Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/29/2008
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