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Suggest medication to treat vitamin D deficiency

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My mother is a patient with hypertension with GERD.She is 74.She Is taking AMLOGARD 5 mg,Clopitab CV 10,ISMO RETARD,PANTOCID DSR,Mirtaz 7.5,Pruvict 2 & Orofer XT.
on 11th She has been tested 25 Hydroxy vitamin D and found her Vitamin D deficiency.Her test result is 10.16 ng/ml.Do u think she needs DV K for her Vitamin D deficiency? please opine.

She is also taking ALZOLAM .5 mg at bedtime in Night.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Severe difficiency

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns for your mother, however she is suffering of severe vitamin d difficiency as the levels are recommended to be between 30-40 ng/ml.. It is also recommended that adults who are vitamin D deficient be treated with 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 once a week for eight weeks or its equivalent of 6,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily to achieve a blood level of 25(OH)D above 30 ng/ml, followed by maintenance therapy of 1,500-2,000 IU/day. It is important to chose a preparation that contains vitamin d3 and not vitamin d2 for better response and for maintenance oral doses it is preferred to take the supplement with a fatty meal for better absorption.. I hope you find this helpful..
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 44 hours later
Sir,plz prescribe the name of medicine ?

SIR,plz prescribe the name of Medicine in GENERIC NAME.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Generic name: cholecalciferol

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again.. The generic name is systemic cholecalciferol ( vitamin d3) this can be available in over the counter preparations and does not require a prescription.. I hope I answered your question..
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 16 hours later
Sir,
how long will she continue the medicine?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
Initial eight weeks

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again.. the initial treatement should be continues o weekly doses for eight weeks, then followed by the maintenance dose previously mentioned possibly for life guided by a follow up testing of her vitamin d levels.. I hope I answered your question..
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