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Drisdol

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INDICATIONS

DRISDOL (ergocalciferol capsules) 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 IU units daily.

Hypoparathyroidism: 50,000 to 200,000 IU 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 phosphorus 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

Capsules of 1.25 mg (50,000 IU vitamin D) of ergocalciferol, USP are green and oval shaped, imprinted with a circled W on one side and "D 92" on the other.

Bottles of 50 capsules (NDC 0024-0392-02).

Store at 25° C (77° F); excursions permitted between 15° - 30° C (59° - 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Manufactured for: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Revised March 2007

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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