Vitamin D

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PLIVA Vitamin D. Does anybody else take this and what side effects are there?
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Verwon Says:

This is just a nutritional supplement, so for most people there are no real side effects, other than perhaps a bit of nausea due to the high dosage.

However, some people can be sensitive to it and may experience some bad reactions, which can include: muscle/joint pain, irritability, dizziness, insomnia, heart palpitations, chest pain, excess stomach acid, severe facial flushing and the list actually goes on and on.

Vitamin D also has a long half-life, it takes about a month to reach 50% in your body, so if you experience detrimental effects, it can take a long time to get back to normal.

Learn more Vitamin D details here.

I'm sorry, but I don't have any information on the inactive ingredients of the one manufactured by Pliva. However, from what I've seen most Vitamin D tablets are white, which would mean they don't contain any dye.

Are there any other questions or comments?

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Ali Says:

After leaving my docs office his new nurse called me and said my d levels were low. I knew this as I malasorb and we have been working on it for 3 years. She prescribed vit d2 1.25 mg 50,000 unit I took it on a Thursday and on Sunday about noon the trouble started I could not walk without intense pain I had to use a walker and have my husband assist me. I went for an MRI and they said it is muscle spasam. I think it is related to this pill. I do have a pain in my stomach and a band of pain around my back. I am in the bed from the pain. When I walk it is very painful. Just lying in the bed is painful. I will not take this ever again. Does anyone know how long this one pill will take to get out of my body? Has anyone else had this happen?

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Hi am a 31year old woman that has been healthy all my life up till Thursday my doctor tells me my vitamin D is low he prescribed me Vit D2 1.25 mg 50,000 to take once a week for 8 weeks also vitamin D 1,000 unit to take daily in didn't even explain to me why my vitamin d is low is that to much vitamin d to be taking? And why are they to different pills please some help me understand

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Community Expert Kerri Knox, RN Says:

Muscle spasms and pain related to Vitamin D are most likely due to a subclinical magnesium deficiency that has gone unrecognized. Vitamin D 'uses up' magnesium, as well as Vitamin A, some B vitamins, and Vitamin K. You can see the page on Vitamin D and Magnesium here.


Vitamin D should never be given alone, but should be given as a complement of vitamins that are 'cofactors' of Vitamin D so that these types of uncomfortable Vitamin D side effects don't occur. Additionally, you should not be given this as a prescription because prescription vitamin d is the wrong kind of vitamin d. You should be given Vitamin D3- which is the 'over the counter' kind.

Kerri Knox, RN
San Francisco, CA, United States

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