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Drisdol

SIDE EFFECTS

Hypervitaminosis D is characterized by effects on the following organ system:

Renal: 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. CNS: Mental retardation.

Soft Tissues: Widespread calcification of the soft tissues, including the heart, blood vessels, renal tubules, and lungs.

Skeletal: 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.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, anorexia, constipation.

Metabolic: Mild acidosis, anemia, weight loss.

Read the Drisdol (ergocalciferol capsules) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Mineral oil interferes with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin D preparations.

Administration of thiazide diuretics to hypoparathyroid patients who are concurrently being treated with DRISDOL (ergocalciferol capsules) may cause hypercalcemia.

Read the Drisdol Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions

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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