Cholecalciferol is a vitamin D3. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.
Cholecalciferol is used to treat or prevent many conditions caused by a lack of vitamin D, especially conditions of the skin or bones.
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thinking problems, changes in behavior, feeling irritable;
urinating more than usual;
chest pain, feeling short of breath; or
early signs of vitamin D overdose (weakness, metallic taste in your mouth, weight loss, muscle or bone pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting).
Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin D Insufficiency 400 to 1000 international units orally once a day. Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin D Deficiency 1000 international units orally once a day. Usual Adult Dose for Prevention of Falls 800 international units orally every day (with calcium). Usual Geriatric Dose for Prevention of Fractures For patients over 65 years of age: 100,000 international units orally every 4 months Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin D Insufficiency Neonates, infants and children: 200 international units orally once daily.