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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Ergocalciferol 1.25mg (50000 IU Vit. D); caps; contains tartrazine.

Sanofi Aventis

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DRISDOL:

Hypoparathyroidism. Refractory rickets (also known as Vit. D resistant rickets). Familial hypophosphatemia.


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.


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.

Pharmacological Class:

Vit. D analog.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypervitaminosis D.

How Supplied:


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