... Os-Cal 500 with D or I just take Os-Cal 500 will be enough? Thanks!!
I am wondering if I am taking a supplement that contains CHOLECALCIFEROL, do I still have to take?
Added 5 Nov 2009:
I am wondering if I am taking a supplement that contains CHOLECALCIFEROL, do I still have to take Os-Cal 500 with D or I just take Os-Cal 500 will be enough? Thanks!!
19 Nov 2009
If you are taking a supplement with cholecalciferol and it's present in an adequate dose in the supplement then you don't need to take Oscal 500 with D.
However if you are really deficient and there is very little cholecalciferol in the supplement then you should take Oscal 500 with D.
These are the recommended dose details.
Cholecalciferol Dosing Information
Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin D Insufficiency:
400 to 1000 international units orally once a day.
Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin D Deficiency:
1000 international units orally once a day.
Usual Adult Dose for Prevention of Falls:
800 international units orally every day (with calcium).
Usual Geriatric Dose for Prevention of Fractures:
For patients over 65 years of age:
100,000 international units orally every 4 months
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