cholecalciferol FDA Alerts
The FDA Alert(s) below may be specifically about cholecalciferol or relate to a group or class of drugs which include cholecalciferol.
MedWatch Safety Alerts are distributed by the FDA and published by Drugs.com. Following is a list of possible medication recalls, market withdrawals, alerts and warnings. For the latest FDA MedWatch alerts, go here.
Recent FDA Alert(s) for cholecalciferol
Vitamin D Supplement Products: Medication Use Error
Jun 15, 2010
Audience: Pediatrics, Family Practice, Consumer
Infant Overdose Risk With Liquid Vitamin D - FDA Consumer Update
ISSUE: Some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow parents to accidentally give harmful amounts of Vitamin D to their infant. Excessive amounts of Vitamin D can be harmful to infants, and may be characterized by nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, frequent urination, constipation, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, muscle and joint aches, confusion, and fatigue, as well as more serious consequences like kidney damage.
BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended a dose of 400 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D Supplement per day to breast-fed and partially breast-fed infants (AAP Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 6th edition, p.466).
RECOMMENDATION: The easiest way to insure that an infant will not get more than the recommended dose is to use a product supplied with a dropper that will give no more than 400 IU per dose. If a caregiver cannot clearly determine the dose of Vitamin D that should be given to an infant or has any other questions, FDA recommends consulting with a healthcare provider before giving any of these products to an infant.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
More cholecalciferol Resources
- Vitamin D Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Consumer Information
- Aqueous Vitamin D Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Capsules and Tablets Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Chewable Tablet Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Orally Disintegrating Tablets Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Drops Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Sublingual Spray Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Wafer Consumer Information
- D-Vi-Sol Consumer Information
- D-Vita Consumer Information
- Dialyvite Vitamin D 5000 Consumer Information
- Dialyvite Vitamin D3 Max Consumer Information
- Opurity Vitamin D Consumer Information
- Pronutrients Vitamin D3 Consumer Information
- VitaJoy Daily D Gummies Consumer Information
- VitaMelts Vitamin D Consumer Information
- D-Vi-Sol Oral Advanced Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol Advanced Consumer Information
- Cholecalciferol A-Z Drug Facts
- Vitamin D Natural Product Monographs