Drisdol

Active Ingredient(s): Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D{2}
FDA Approved: * November 11, 1911
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Vitamins & Supplements

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Drisdol Overview

Ergocalciferol, also known as vitamin D2 and calciferol, is a type of vitamin D found in food and used as a dietary supplement.[1] As a supplement it is used to prevent and treat vitamin D deficiency.[2] This includes vitamin D deficiency due to poor absorption by the intestines or liver disease.[3] It may also be used for low blood calcium due to hypoparathyroidism.[3] It is used by mouth or injection into a muscle.[2&am...

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Drisdol Capsule 50,000

Drisdol ## is generic as effective as Drisdol.. i'm a little concerned about side effects after reading some patient postings. have not yet begun to take my Rx ## My doctor prescribed Vitiam D2 1.25 MG (50,000) i a week for six months. Is this to much, and is that amount harmful. Another doctor of mine thinks it is to much. What is your opinion? Thanks you ## I was prescribed VITD2 50,000 units once a week for 4 weeks. I am concerned however and have not started taking them. Is there anything dietary/nutritionally I can do instead of these pills?

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vitamin D defiecincy

My 18 yr.old daughter was diagnosed with a vitamin D defiency.After reading on line about vitamin D3, I wonder if they prescribed what is best for her, which was Drisdol 1.25 MG. Why 2 D2's and no D3? Would a good grade of cod liver oil be a better choice? ## If they prescribed her Drisdol, they did NOT prescribe her the best form of Vitamin D. The reason that they did not give her D3 is that D3 does not come in prescription form and, well, when you have a prescription pad, it's hard to tell your patient to go to the drug store and go buy something. People don't like paying for 'Drugs' and so doctors write a prescription. It's a two sided problem that will continue until people understand about d3 and doctors are willing to take the time to explain why they need ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D{2}
  • Capsule: 1.25mg, 25000IU, 50,000 iu, 50000IU, 50000unit
  • Drops: 200units/drop
  • Injection: 12.5mg/ml
  • Solution: 8000IU, 8000IU/ml
  • Tablet: 400IU, 5000IU
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Drisdol: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-0392 Drisdol 1.25 mg Oral Capsule by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-0393 Drisdol 1.25 mg Oral Capsule by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 30698-393 Drisdol 1.25 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 30698-493 Drisdol 1.25 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 69189-0497 Drisdol 1.25 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D{2} or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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