Vitamin D3 Side Effects
Generic Name: cholecalciferol
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug cholecalciferol. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vitamin D3.
For the Consumer
Applies to cholecalciferol: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral wafer
As well as its needed effects, cholecalciferol (the active ingredient contained in Vitamin D3) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking cholecalciferol, check with your doctor immediately:Incidence not known:
- difficulty swallowing
- 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 side effects have included hypercalcemia.[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions such as angioedema or laryngeal edema[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
It is possible that some side effects of Vitamin D3 may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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