What is Drisdol?

Category: Supplements

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Drisdol is a brand name product containing Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 1
Osteoporosis 2 1
Bipolar disorder 1 0
Depressed mood 1 0
Hypoparathyroidism 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • 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 1
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Drisdol

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 1
Metallic taste in mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Drisdol

Dosage Patients
50,000 intl units weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Drisdol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Drisdol

Duration

Currently taking Drisdol

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Drisdol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
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 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Drisdol

Mar 6, 2009 (Started Nov 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50000 intl units Monthly
Advice & Tips: I take it on the day of my treatment

  • 0 helpful marks
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