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25-hydroxyvitamin D3
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Description

Calcifediol is a form of vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol. It is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium in the blood, a condition known as hypocalcemia. It is also used to treat and prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis and rickets.

Common side effects of calcifediol include nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, and increased thirst. Rare side effects include allergic reactions, muscle pain, and increased urination.

Associated brand names of calcifediol include Calcijex, Calciquid, and Calciferol.

Overdose effects of calcifediol can include nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased thirst, increased urination, muscle weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat.

Synonyms
  • 25-hydroxycholecalciferol
  • calcifediol
Classifications
  • supplement
  • vitamin
  • vitamin D

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