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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
5/30/2010 6:33:51 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Vit-D, 25-Hydrox blood test came back low. Ergocalciferol 50,000 units capsule @ 1 per week prescribed [oral] until further notice. Need to know if this is correct treatment. Thanks. ,

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
2/28/2010 2:29:06 AM

Reviewer: ladymc, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Today is my first day of taking this medication at 50,000 dose once a week (12 weeks worth unless I get refills). I was wondering why I felt tired all the time and had such a low level of energy (more than usual anyway). I live with muscle pain daily due to fibromyalgia, but my pain level was getting sharper and less bearable. I never thought about a vitamin D deficiency, but it makes a lot of sen ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
12/28/2009 2:06:43 AM

Reviewer: ICanHasBroccoli, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My drs and I kept trying to solve my severe low energy and all over muscle pains. These were constant, over and above upo and down anemia, and pain killers/exercises for stenosis and related lower back disease. Also different from the sedative effect of my anti-depressant. Tested ok on thyroid. Tested for Vitamin D and forget exact number, but I was severely low. Have been on 50k units of erg ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
11/28/2009 9:44:21 AM

Reviewer: Joan, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on 25,000 d2 for 6 to 8 months weekly, and d3 4000 daily. D levels have changed little.

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
9/12/2009 1:48:15 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
severe side effects, causing tightness in chest, troble breathing, and chest pain

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