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Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) Disease Interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):

Major

Vitamin D analogs (Includes Vitamin D3) ↔ arrhythmia

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Arrhythmias

Vitamin D analogs function to increase serum calcium concentrations and can exacerbate arrhythmias, particularly in patients receiving cardiac glycosides. Therapy with vitamin D analogs should be administered cautiously in patients with or predisposed to cardiac arrhythmias. Clinical monitoring of serum electrolyte concentrations and cardiac function is recommended.

References

  1. "Product Information. Rocaltrol (calcitriol)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Calciferol (ergocalciferol)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.
  3. "Product Information. Calderol (calcifediol)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.
Major

Vitamin D analogs (Includes Vitamin D3) ↔ electrolyte imbalance

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Phosphate Imbalance

Vitamin D analogs administered in the presence of hyperphosphatemia can result in precipitation of calcium-phosphate deposits within the vascular or renal systems or other soft tissue calcifications. A solubility product (Serum Calcium X Phosphate) should not exceed 70. Serum electrolyte concentrations should be corrected prior to vitamin D analog therapy and monitored during therapy.

References

  1. "Product Information. Calciferol (ergocalciferol)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.
  2. "Product Information. Calderol (calcifediol)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Rocaltrol (calcitriol)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Zemplar (paricalcitol)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
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Major

Vitamin D analogs (Includes Vitamin D3) ↔ hypercalcemia

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Hypercalcemia, Malabsorption Syndrome

Vitamin D analogs such as calciferol and ergocalciferol should not be given to patients with hypercalcemia, malabsorption syndrome, or evidence of vitamin D toxicity.

Major

Vitamin D analogs (Includes Vitamin D3) ↔ renal dysfunction

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Renal Dysfunction

Ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol, and calcifediol undergo renal biotransformation during metabolic activation. Renal impairment can alter metabolic and therapeutic activity of certain vitamin D analogs. Alternative vitamin D analogs such as dihydrotachysterol (hepatic activation) and calcitriol (active form) may be considered in patients with compromised renal function.

References

  1. "Product Information. Calciferol (ergocalciferol)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.
  2. "Product Information. Calderol (calcifediol)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Rocaltrol (calcitriol)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
Moderate

Vitamin D analogs (Includes Vitamin D3) ↔ hepatobiliary dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Liver Disease, Biliary Obstruction

Vitamin D analogs are fat soluble and oral formulations require bile for adequate intestinal absorption. Hepatic and/or biliary dysfunction decrease the absorption of vitamin D analogs. Metabolites of vitamin D analogs are primarily excreted in bile and feces. Ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol, and dihydrotachysterol undergo hepatic hydroxylation during metabolic activation. Hepatic impairment can alter the metabolic and therapeutic activity of certain vitamin D analogs. Alternative vitamin D analogs such as calcifediol (requires renal activation) and calcitriol (active form) may be considered in patients with compromised hepatic function.

References

  1. "Product Information. Calderol (calcifediol)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Rocaltrol (calcitriol)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Calciferol (ergocalciferol)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) drug interactions

There are 160 drug interactions with Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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