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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
    7/23/2009 10:31:57 PM

    Reviewer: sofi2, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    NIH does NOT approve use of ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) as a supplement. Rheumatologist told me to take 50,000 units daily; could not tolerate; discovered ergocalciferol derived from yeast--to which I am negatively sensitive. So glad that I discovered that NIH does not approve taking.

    Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
    5/26/2009 1:27:24 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Im in my first of 4 weeks treatment. So, I want to contribute to this "study". I have to take it for 4 weeks, the first 2 I should take a capsule daily, for the last 2 weeks only once a week... I started 2 days ago, so I will keep you posted

    Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
    4/30/2009 7:49:24 PM

    Reviewer: none, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My bone density is in osteopenia, and my blood levels of vit. D were 28.7. After 3 months it did improve but not to normal levels. After 2 more months, I developed toxic effects,nausea,weakness,weight loss,frequent urination and kidney stones.

    Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
    6/10/2008 12:40:22 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have only been on this med.a short time..I have never had a problem taking it at all.I go back to the doctor in 2months.I hope it works and does the job it expects it to..

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