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DHT Side Effects

Generic name: dihydrotachysterol

Note: This document contains side effect information about dihydrotachysterol. Some dosage forms listed on this page 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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Further information

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.