Ergocalciferol - my doctor precribed 50,000 1 a week, however the doctor did not say what my prognosis was how debilitating is osteoporosis and my kidneys are hurting and my entier body also hurts but im only 52. please help
29 Mar 2011
Although osteoporosis is debilitating, it does not affect life expectancy.
Medications to treat osteoporosis can help prevent fractures, but vertebrae that have already collapsed cannot be reversed.
Some persons with osteoporosis become severely disabled as a result of weakened bones. Hip fractures leave about half of patients unable to walk independently. This is one of the major reasons people are admitted to nursing homes.
You can find more information at:
- Ergocalciferol Information for Consumers
- Ergocalciferol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ergocalciferol (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
1 answer • 21 Apr 2010
My friend needs to take the injectable ergocalciferol, but her doctor says it has been discontinued. This is in the UK. Does anyone know if this is ...
1 answer • 19 Jul 2011
Forteo - dr wants me to start for osteoporosis but am scared about cancer warning, any input please?
I have osteoporosis and have had it for seven years since I went through menopause. I am 55. Two months ago i fell and fractured my pelvis in three ...
3 answers • 26 Sep 2011
I have had pain in the right leg for some time now. It appears with use of alendronate (Fosamax), and Evista. Any recommendation for a drug for ...
3 answers • 9 Feb 2013
1 answer • 15 Nov 2013