This site is intended for healthcare professionals

ADD THIS DRUG TO MY LIST

Select the drug indication to add to your list

DRISDOL
Vitamins, minerals, supplements
Compare To Related Drugs
View/Edit/Compare Drugs In My List

Only 4 drugs may be compared at once

Drug Name:

DRISDOL Rx

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

Company:
Sanofi Aventis

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DRISDOL:

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

Adult:

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.

Children:

Individualize.

Contraindications:

Hypercalcemia. Malabsorption syndrome. Abnormal sensitivity to toxic effects of Vit. D. Hypervitaminosis D.

Warnings/Precautions:

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.

Interactions:

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:

Caps—50

Join MIMS Learning now to manage all your CPD and notes in one place!

By registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Already a MIMS Learning member?

Sign In Now »
Red flag CPD modules
0.50 Credits
Red flags

Fever in adults - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy. Dr Pipin Singh...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Bone pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

In this article Dr Pipin Singh advises on how to identify red flags in patients presenting with bone...

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Pregnancy - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Matthew West covers the red flags to look out for in pregnancy, including back pain, bleeding, headaches...

Font Awesome Icons
View more
Clinical review CPD modules
1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Bronchiectasis: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Anthony De Soyza, advises on causes, investigations and managing...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Brugada syndrome: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Keith Barnard discusses the aetiology and symptoms of Brugada syndrome. Key learning points for GPs...

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Measles: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Kirsty Le Doare and Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier describe the signs and symptoms of measles and outline...

Font Awesome Icons
View more

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »