DHT Side Effects
Generic Name: dihydrotachysterol
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dihydrotachysterol. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name DHT.
Applies to dihydrotachysterol: oral capsule, oral concentrate, oral tablet
Early signs and symptoms of hypercalcemia include headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, metallic taste, constipation, abdominal cramps, dry mouth, weakness, fatigue, muscle, and bone pain, ataxia, tinnitus, and vertigo. Later hypercalcemia may result in pruritus, mental confusion, coma, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, metastatic calcification, and renal insufficiency manifested by polyuria, nocturia, polydipsia, and proteinuria.
The effects of dihydrotachysterol (the active ingredient contained in DHT) can persist for up to one month after discontinuation of the drug.[Ref]
Metabolic side effects have included hypercalcemia.[Ref]
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Not all side effects for DHT may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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