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Cholecalciferol, Calcitriol, Alfacalcidol or Paricalcitol

Vitamin D - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Vitamin D cause?

Common side effects include constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and weakness.
  •  Inform your healthcare professional if the side effects do not go away

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Vitamin D , what precautions must I follow?

Before starting on this medication, inform your healthcare professional if you:
  • Are allergic to this medication, or any of the other ingredients in this medication
  • Have a medical condition called Hypercalcemia where there is high calcium levels in the body
  • Have a medical condition called Hypervitaminosis D where there is high vitamin D levels in the body
  • Are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Vitamin D ?

Avoid taking multivitamin supplements and aluminium containing products (e.g. found in some antacids) with this medication.

Vitamin D - Additional Information

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  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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