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Ergocalciferol Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 5, 2023.

Applies to ergocalciferol: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet.

Serious side effects of Ergocalciferol

Along with its needed effects, ergocalciferol 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 ergocalciferol:

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Ergocalciferol

Some side effects of ergocalciferol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ergocalciferol: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral capsule, oral solution, oral tablet.

Metabolic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypercalcemia

Frequency not reported: Hypervitaminosis D[Ref]

Hypervitaminosis D is characterized by: impairment of renal function with polyuria, nocturia, polydipsia, hypercalciuria, reversible azotemia, hypertension, nephrocalcinosis, generalized vascular calcification, or irreversible renal insufficiency which may result in death; intellectual disability; widespread calcification of the soft tissues, including the heart, blood vessels, renal tubules, and lungs; bone demineralization (osteoporosis) in adults; decline in the average rate of linear growth and increased mineralization of bones in infants and children (dwarfism), vague aches, stiffness, and weakness; nausea, anorexia, constipation; and mild acidosis, anemia, and weight loss.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypercalciuria[Ref]

Dermatologic

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

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. UK Summary of Product Characteristics.

2. Product Information. Drisdol (ergocalciferol). sanofi-aventis. 2016.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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