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Dht Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- What are the possible side effects of dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- How should I take dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dht)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dht)?
- What should I avoid while taking dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- What other drugs will affect dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have:
- heart disease;
- circulation problems;
- kidney disease; or
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use dihydrotachysterol , or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether dihydrotachysterol passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take dihydrotachysterol (Dht)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
Vitamin D is stored up in the body rather than passed in the urine like some other vitamins. Do not take more than the recommended dose, or your body could build up dangerously high levels of vitamin D, leading to vitamin D poisoning. Vitamin D is also taken in when you eat certain foods, which can add to the total amount in your body when you are taking dihydrotachysterol.
Measure the liquid form of this medication with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.
Dihydrotachysterol may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes a special diet. It is very important to follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you must eat or avoid to help control your condition.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.
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