(kole e kal SI fer ole)
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat or prevent vitamin D deficiency.
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• High calcium like weakness, confusion, fatigue, headache, nausea and vomiting, constipation, or bone pain.
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Medication Safety Issues
Cholecalciferol may be confused with alfacalcidol, ergocalciferol
Liquid vitamin D preparations have the potential for dosing errors when administered to infants. Droppers should be clearly marked to easily provide 400 international units. For products intended for infants, the FDA recommends that accompanying droppers deliver no more than 400 international units per dose.
Storage and Stability
Store at 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F); do not freeze. Protect from light.
No adverse reactions listed in the manufacturer’s labeling.