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Suggest remedies for vitamin D3 deficiency

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2016
Question: Hi,

My vitamin D is very low, my doctor had suggested vitamin D supplement, she prescribed me "Maxical-High 7.25g" once a day. But it also have "Calcium", which came normal in my medical test. As I heard news about side effects of excessive calcium after that I have stopped taking that prescribed supplement.
So, kindly let me know that can I continue with that supplement or if not then kindly suggest me some other medicine.
Below are the level of my Calcium and Vitamin D:
CALCIUM PHOTOMETRY 9.37 mg/dl
25-OH VITAMIN D (TOTAL) C.L.I.A 8.79 ng/ml
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Vitamin D deficency needs to be corrected.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to health care magic,

As you said your all the health checkup reports are good except vitamin D deficiency for which I will certainly guide you.

Rest of all other reports are clinically normal,even though some of them are marginally deviated from the given normal reference range.

You can take vitamin D3 cholecalciferol (brand name: Uprise D3) in sachets forms 60,000 IU once weekly which will be available over the counter.

Maxical-High contains both calcium and vitamin D3 supplements from which you do NOT require calcium supplements since the calcium level (9.37) is completely normal in your case.So you can stop taking it.

However,side effects from excess calcium (from oral supplements especially) is very very rare,so no need to worry about it.

The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is lack of proper sun exposure or person remains covered throughout the day.

Apart from medical treatment, you should have adequate sun light exposure preferably in morning hours around 8 AM for minimum 10 to 15 minutes daily.

You should continue the vitamin D3 supplements for 3 months initially with adequate sunlight exposure which will replenish it's store.

Hope this will help you.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip kabra
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Suggest remedies for vitamin D3 deficiency

Brief Answer: Vitamin D deficency needs to be corrected. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to health care magic, As you said your all the health checkup reports are good except vitamin D deficiency for which I will certainly guide you. Rest of all other reports are clinically normal,even though some of them are marginally deviated from the given normal reference range. You can take vitamin D3 cholecalciferol (brand name: Uprise D3) in sachets forms 60,000 IU once weekly which will be available over the counter. Maxical-High contains both calcium and vitamin D3 supplements from which you do NOT require calcium supplements since the calcium level (9.37) is completely normal in your case.So you can stop taking it. However,side effects from excess calcium (from oral supplements especially) is very very rare,so no need to worry about it. The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is lack of proper sun exposure or person remains covered throughout the day. Apart from medical treatment, you should have adequate sun light exposure preferably in morning hours around 8 AM for minimum 10 to 15 minutes daily. You should continue the vitamin D3 supplements for 3 months initially with adequate sunlight exposure which will replenish it's store. Hope this will help you. Regards, Dr.Sandip kabra