What is Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Vitamin D3 is the form of vitamin D called cholecalciferol. Cholecalciferol is the most widely known of the vitamin D series and is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored to some degree in the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 14 3
Multiple sclerosis 6 2
Crohn's disease 1 0
Depressed mood 1 0
General health 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 26

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)

Dosage Patients
5,000 unt daily 4
1,000 intl units daily 3
1,000 intl units weekly 1
2,000 intl units daily 1
2,000 unt daily 1
2 x 1,000 unt daily 1
3,000 intl units daily 1
5 x 1,000 unt daily 1
50,000 intl units weekly 1
10,000 intl units daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 7

Stopped taking Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 23
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 17
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol)

Nov 4, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: NO CHANGES
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 25, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: No change
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: No change
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for flexion: a bent or curved posture)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: NO CHANGES
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 15, 2017 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2016 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2016 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 1, 2016 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily

Oct 21, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: My Neuro prescribed 2000IU/d after 25(OH)D showed my level to be 13 ng/ml on 02Mar. This week I decided to up the dosage to 4000IU/d after reading the PLM forum. When I treadmill walk gently (2 mph), paresthesia waves start after only 2.5 minutes. I'm hoping Vit D dosing will delay paresthesia onset.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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