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Ergocalciferol

Popular Brands: : Vitamin D, Ergocalciferol, Drisdol, Sterogyl, Calcidol
Official FDA Reports273,080
Social Media Events320
Total Posts2,039
Avg. Review Score3.39/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Ergocalciferol
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
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Manufacturers
  • Banner Life Sciences Llc
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Ergocalciferol Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Ergocalciferol

Arthralgia

... Vitamin D2 NOT Vitamin D3, there would be no side effects. Yeah... famous last words... Within 24 hours after taking the first capsule of Drisdol I began having horrible pain in my knees as well as ...


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Migraine

... 50,000 iu of Drisdol once a week for 12 weeks.I was reluctant to take such a high dose since every over the counter Vitamin D supplement I've ever taken has triggered my migraines . My doctor assured m...


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Headache

... believe that drisdol was causing my problems and told me to finish the prescription. I then called my pharmacist who told me that severe joint pain and migraine headaches are common side effects of dr...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I blamed my lack of energy on my age. At my annual check up with a new Dr. I was put on ergocalciferol 50,000 once a week and in a few weeks was feeling so much better and didn't tire so easily. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Migraine

Posted By grumpymama59 in fdb.rxlist.com on April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... Vitamin D2 NOT Vitamin D3, there would be no side effects. Yeah... famous last words... Within 24 hours after taking the first capsule of Drisdol I began having horrible pain in my knees as well as ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Myalgia, Influenza, Blood test

Posted By Maureen in fdb.rxlist.com on January 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Dr. ordered blood test. Severely low Vit D Levels. Prescribed 50,000 units twice a week for 2 months. Just took 2nd dose after a week since the first dose caused me nausea and severe muscle pain. I w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Abdominal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I had been feeling extremely tired and had no energy no matter how much I slept for almost a year. It turns out my Vitamin D level was 13.9 so the doctor put me on ergocalciferol. I have to take once ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By PJ in fdb.rxlist.com on April 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am

With this Vit D deficiency, I was feeling extremely mooody. I got much better taking 5,000 units a day. Then I ran out and didn't refill. I noticed a difference in my moods straight away. so did my fa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hyperthyroidism

Posted By Sam in fdb.rxlist.com on March 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Can anyone give me symptoms or signs I can look for whole taking D-2??? My 7 year old daughter who's has hyperthyroidism, has started taking D2 once a week for next 8 weeks. She has not yet complained...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Have not been retested since started-50,000 every week. My lower back is hurting constantly since treatment began. Is this a side effect anyone else has had?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By dee in fdb.rxlist.com on January 5, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Was prescribed for low vitaimin D.I Noticed since i was taking it that my winter depression is not as bad. Weeks after I finished the 7 pills I was prescribed that my depression came back as family me...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By lovevitD in fdb.rxlist.com on December 6, 2013 @ 12:00 am

efore I was diagnosed with Vit D deficiency, I had severe aches and pains in my joints. It was so bad that I had to use a walker and couldn't drive my car. I also suffered severe depression. I went t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By norlene2@aol.com in fdb.rxlist.com on June 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I lost most of my tast about the same time I srarted taking this drug could this be the cause norlene2@aol.com I am a 79 yr old male


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.