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Cholecalciferol Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 6, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 400 intl units/mL; 1000 intl units; 2000 intl units; 400 intl units; 5000 intl units; 50,000 intl units; 14,000 intl units; 10,000 intl units/mL; 4000 intl units; 5000 intl units/mL; 5000 intl units/0.5 mL; 400 intl units/0.028 mL; 400 intl units/0.025 mL; 1000 intl units/drop; 10000 intl units; 13,000 intl units (325 mcg); 25,000 intl units; 1000 intl units/10 mL

Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D:
18 to 70 years: 15 mcg (600 international units) daily
Tolerable Upper Intake Level: 100 mcg (4000 international units)

Usual Geriatric Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D:
70 years and older: 20 mcg (800 international units) daily
Tolerable Upper Intake Level: 100 mcg (4000 international units)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D:

0 to 6 months: 10 mcg (400 international units) daily
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): 25 mcg (1000 international units)

7 to 12 months: 10 mcg (400 international units) daily
UL: 38 mcg (1500 international units)

1 to 3 years: 15 mcg (600 international units) daily
UL: 63 mcg (2500 international units)

4 to 8 years: 15 mcg (600 international units) daily
UL: 75 mcg (3000 international units)

9 to 18 years: 15 mcg (600 international units) daily
UL: 100 mcg (4000 international units)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

Pregnancy or lactation: 15 mcg (600 international units) vitamin D daily
UL: 100 mcg (4000 international units)

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

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