2 patient evaluations for Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) with a side effects rating of Severe

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Jun 3, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for osteopenia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

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Dec 31, 2009 (Started Jul 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (probable rash, skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: I developed a severe rash or skin condition upon increased dosage of D3 - about 4000IU. I've been off the D3 for almost 3 weeks now and the condition persists. A biopsy has been done, but the only answer or description the dermatologist could give me was "a minor skin inflamation". It may be minor, but it has persisted for 6 1/2 months.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, probable rash

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Jul 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (probable rash, skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: I developed a rash on my shoulders in 06/09. I took a break for a week, but the rash remained so I went back to 3200IU daily. The rash stayed the same. I later increased to 4000IU daily. Rash became more active around 10/15/09 and started itching and spread slightly to neck and chest. Reduced dose to 2000IU on 10/18/09. Seeing dermatologist today - 10/21/09.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, probable rash

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