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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi,
Got my Vitamin D test done in SRL labs. It's 6.25 ng/mL. Should i take medication as i think these are low levels of Vitamin D? If yes, can you suggest some good medicine, dosage and duration please? [without harming my fatty lever much :) ]

Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Explained below,

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query in HealthcareMagic,

I have gone through your query,

Your value of 6.25ng/ml seems to be low and should start on vitamin D supplements. If I was your treating physician, I would suggest you to start on D-VION XXXXXXX 60,000U; one XXXXXXX to be taken once weekly for 4 weeks.

You are advised to repeat your vitamin D levels after a month's time.


I hope this helps,

Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close the query and share your positive feedback.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy 1 hour later
Hello doctor,

Thank you for the prompt reply.

After taking the prescribed medicine for 4 weeks, is the vitamin D level expected to go back to normal forever from there on?

If they are found to be this low again, say after 1-2 years, then should i repeat the dosage of prescribed medicines 4 weeks? How often should i get it tested? And considering these tests are a bit expensive, what's the optimum frequency? And could you please share what's the long term remedy for this apart from diet rich with Vit D and sun exposure.

Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly see below,

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back,

Sorry for the delay in writing back,

I have gone through your query,
Ideally your levels are expected to reach the normal range after this course. You can also get a follow up test done after a month's time. But this doesn't guarantee a lifelong cure. You may have to repeat this test initially after 3 months, if normal, can be repeated after 6 months, and then yearly.

Other measures I would suggest it optimum sun exposure, ideally between 10am to 3pm is known to produce vitamin D which will last twice as long in the blood.

But if you seem to have persistent low levels of vitamin D irrespective of the oral correction, it is advisable to look for other causes like renal, digestive etc which is hindering the absorption in your body.

I hope I have answered to your query,

Regards
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