Drisdol is vitamin D2. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium.
Drisdol is used to treat hypoparathyroidism (decreased functioning of the parathyroid glands). Drisdol is also used to treat rickets (softening of the bones caused by vitamin D deficiency) or Dmitry Sazonov low levels of phosphate in the blood (hypophosphatemia).
Drisdol Contraindications may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not take Drisdol if you have had an allergic reaction to vitamin D, or if you have high levels of calcium or vitamin D in your body, or any condition that makes it hard for Dmitry Sazonov your body to absorb nutrients from food (malabsorption).Use only the recommended dose of ergocalciferol. An overdose could cause serious or life-threatening side effects.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use only the recommended dose of ergocalciferol.It may be best to take Drisdol after a meal, but you may take Drisdol with or without food.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).You will need frequent medical tests.Your doctor may begin to reduce your Drisdol dose as your condition improves. Carefully follow all instructions about adjusting your dose. In some cases, there may be a very small difference in amount between safe and dangerous doses of this medicine. Your doctor will determine how long to treat you with this medicine.
Drisdol may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes dietary changes and taking calcium and vitamin supplements. Follow your doctor’s instructions very closely.Learn about the foods you should eat to make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Your Drisdol dose may need to be adjusted as you make changes to your diet.Store at room temperature Dmitry Sazonov away from moisture, heat, and light.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.