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Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
8/29/2009 5:50:54 PM

Reviewer: freshstartat59, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have just started my once a week - 50000. Three days later, I am broken out in whelts, they are painful and itch. Worse ones on my chin and around my eye. Dozens on both arms and legs and all in between. My head is full and I want to use a Brillo pad on them. My Vitamin D level was 8.6 and I had surgery in the same week of diagonis. I am also experiencing extreme joint pain in entire body. Movi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
8/6/2009 10:14:04 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had very bad heartburn associated with this drug.

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
6/7/2009 11:02:26 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have a presciption for 8 125 mg doses, the day following my second dose, the blisters on my hands became painful. The following day, I broke out with a rash of blotchy, red rashes, back, chest, belly legs and arms. It will be a week tomorrow, and I am still a "mess". The pain has subsided however, it is now itchy. Plan to see a dermatologist soon.

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
4/5/2009 10:41:28 AM

Reviewer: newperson, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had 1/4 of the vitamin D that I should have. Had all sorts of symptoms associated with low vitamin D levels. It took doctors 5 years to discover it. I am now a new person. Lots of energy. Pain level drastically lowered. Vitamin D now in normal range. Take it every other week, along with 2000 units daily. I'm a new person.

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
12/16/2008 11:12:42 PM

Reviewer: Jim, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
50000 IU capsules on a weekly basis seems to be nothing but a ploy to charge heavy for the prescription drug. The oral drops of Calcidol and Dridol are 8000 iu/ml. If one takes 1 ml per day for 7 days, it will be ~56000 iu(8000x7). In my opinion, the use of Vitamin D on a daily basis is more effective than weekly tablet which just offers only convinience. In addition drops are more conviniet ( ... Show Full Comment

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