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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) Oral.

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Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
2/1/2013 12:07:29 PM

Reviewer: Tired of being sick, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been to several specialists for body wide muscle pain, fatigue, muscle spasticity, trouble swallowing, insomnia, and depression. Finally, one of my doctors ordered D 25 hydroxy test and my vit D level was 18.2. I am taking Vit D2 50,000 units twice a week. Have been taking for 5 weeks without side effects. I have about 20% less fatigue and muscle pain. Will take for 3 months and have level re ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
1/23/2013 7:09:33 PM

Reviewer: debcab, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started this in December. About that time I developed hemorroids. Has anyone else had that problem? I also took this last year due to Vit D deficiency but did not notice any problems.

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
8/9/2012 1:16:47 PM

Reviewer: Angela, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed by my doctor because a deficiency en Vitamin D (only 20 ng/mL). It gave me pain in my knees and ankles that I never had before. It gave me pain in my right shoulder like the pain I had 4 years ago when I had a calcified right shoulder (and had to get cortizone to break it). It make me dizzy and I also had more urine than usual. I will not take this pill anymore. I did a research ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
6/29/2012 1:53:47 PM

Reviewer: LowD, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Diagnosed with sever Vitamin D deficiency and prescribed 50,000 units once a week for 12 weeks. Have had one dose and no side effects thus far but am wondering why Vitamin D3 was not included in treatment plan as well?

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
4/23/2012 4:11:06 PM

Reviewer: kvb2012, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was prescribed this one week ago-50000iu to be taken once a week for 3 months. Vitamin D level was 9 when prescribed. I took the first dose last Tuesday and thus far have not notices any changes. I will take my second dose tomorrow (tuesday again). I am not scheduled to return to my doctor for a follow-up until 3 months. Was also told that I have 2 ovarian cysts on my right ovary. Dr said ... Show Full Comment

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