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Cholecalciferol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to cholecalciferol: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral wafer

Along with its needed effects, cholecalciferol may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cholecalciferol:

Incidence not known
  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives or itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • skin rash
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cholecalciferol: compounding crystal, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet disintegrating, oral wafer

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hypercalcemia.[Ref]

Renal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria[Ref]

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions such as angioedema or laryngeal edema[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Some side effects of cholecalciferol may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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