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Dht Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

DHT (dihydrotachysterol) is used to treat hypocalcemia (lack of calcium in the blood) and hypoparathyroidism (lack of parathyroid hormone in the body). It is a form of vitamin D. This medication may be available in generic form. Common side effects include dry skin, changes in your bowel habits, dry mouth, or muscle pain.

The initial dose of DHT is 0.8 mg to 2.4 mg daily for several days. The maintenance dose is 0.2 mg to 1.0 mg daily as required for normal serum calcium levels. The average maintenance dose is 0.6 mg daily. This dose may be supplemented with 10 to 15 grams of calcium lactate or gluconate taken orally daily. DHT may interact with calcium or vitamin D supplements, multivitamins containing calcium or vitamin D, or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, DHT should be used only if prescribed. It may be harmful to a fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our DHT (dihydrotachysterol) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Dht in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using dihydrotachysterol and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • bone pain, hard lumps under your skin;
  • eyes that are more sensitive to light;
  • eye redness or discharge;
  • weight loss;
  • metallic taste in your mouth;
  • urinating more than usual, especially at night;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • severe stomach pain;
  • high fever; or
  • uneven heartbeats.

Continue using dihydrotachysterol and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:

  • dry skin;
  • changes in your bowel habits;
  • dry mouth; or
  • muscle pain.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Dht (Dihydrotachysterol) »

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Dht FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


No information provided.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dht (Dihydrotachysterol) »


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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