( Ergocalciferol )

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Drug Info for ergocalciferol

Ergocalciferol is used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism (condition in which the body does not produce enough parathyroid hormone), refractory rickets (softening and weakening of bones that does not respond to treatment), and familial hypophosphatemia (rickets or osteomalacia caused by an inherited condition with a decreased ability to break down vitamin D in the body). Ergocalciferol is in a class of medications called vitamin D analogs. It works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods or supplements.

  • Calcidol
  • Calciferol
  • Drisdol
  • Capsule
  • Liquid Filled Capsule
  • Liquid
  • Tablet

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Oral liquid: Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to ergocalciferol or vitamin D, or if you have high calcium in the blood, malabsorption syndrome (trouble absorbing food), abnormal sensitivity to vitamin D, and hypervitaminosis D (too much vitamin D in the body).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease.

The capsule contains a yellow dye called tartrazine, which may cause serious allergic reactions (including asthma). Tell your doctor if you have any allergies (including an aspirin allergy).

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Severe stomach pain.

Weakness, headache, extreme tiredness.

Some foods and medicines can affect how ergocalciferol works. Tell your doctor if you are using mineral oil or diuretics (water pill).

Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using carbamazepine (Tegretol®), cholestyramine (Questran®), mineral oil, orlistat (Xenical®), phenobarbital (Luminal®, Solfoton®), or a diuretic or "water pill" (such as hydrochlorothiazide [HCTZ]).

  • Drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, trouble breathing
  • Slow growth in children
  • Blurred vision, slow or fast heartbeat, lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Confusion, problems with speech or memory
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Bloody or cloudy urine, change in how much or how often you urinate, lower back or side pain, increased thirst, trouble breathing
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
  • Constipation
  • Decreased weight or appetite
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Ergocalciferol is a generic drug. Similar brand-name drugs include Calciferol, Drisdol and Vitamin D2. You can use our free Ergocalciferol discount card and reduce the retail cost by up to 80% off when you purchase Ergocalciferol at a participating local pharmacy.

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