Drisdol

What is Drisdol?

Ergocalciferol is the chemical name of vitamin D2, a form of vitamin D. Ergocalciferol is a secosteroid formed by a photochemical bond breaking of a steroid, specifically, by the action of ultraviolet light on ergosterol. Viosterol, the name given to early preparations of irradiated ergosterol, is essentially synonymous with ergocalciferol.

Ergocalciferol may be used as a vitamin D supplement, and a 2011 clinical guideline considered it to be as effective as cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) which is produced naturally by the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light. It is manufactured and marketed under various names, including Deltalin (Eli Lilly and Company), Drisdol (Sanofi-Synthelabo) and Calcidol (Patrin Pharma).

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I have been diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency - my level is 8. My dr. prescribed 50000 units of Drisdol capsule taken once a week. My ? is that...

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Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Vit D deficiency is serious condition. Levels of 8 and 4 can lead onto...

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my mother is a 56 year old lady who has had constant pains throughout her body.
we got a check up done for her and the doctor said...

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