Drisdol Generic Name & Formulations
Ergocalciferol 1.25mg (50000 IU Vit. D); caps; contains tartrazine.
Vit. D analog.
Hypoparathyroidism. Refractory rickets (also known as Vit. D resistant rickets). Familial hypophosphatemia.
Drisdol Dosage and Administration
Individualize. Vit. D resistant rickets: 12000 to 500000 IU units daily. Hypoparathyroidism: 50000 to 200000 IU units daily concomitantly with calcium lactate 4g, six times per day.
Hypercalcemia. Malabsorption syndrome. Abnormal sensitivity to toxic effects of Vit. D. Hypervitaminosis D.
Drisdol Boxed Warnings
Vit. D resistant rickets: range between therapeutic and toxic doses is narrow; obtain blood calcium and phosphorus levels every 2 weeks or more frequently if necessary. Ensure adequate dietary calcium intake. X-rays of the bones should be taken every month until condition is corrected and stabilized. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Mineral oil interferes with Vit. D absorption. Concomitant thiazide diuretics in hypoparathyroid patients may cause hypercalcemia.
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