Vitamin D2 1.25mg (50000 Unit)


Do you take this supplement at night or with meals? When are you supposed to take it?

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You should take vitamin d with some sort of fat- any meal is fine. But you should be aware that taking D2 is NOT the recommended form of Vitamin D. Please take a look at the page on Vitamin D3 to see why that is preferred.

You may also be interested in taking a look at this page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see why it's not the best idea to 'just' take large doses of Vitamin D without taking magnesium to prevent some of the adverse effects that can occur with large doses of Vitamin D.

Kerri Knox, RN
San Francisco, CA, United States

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suspect Vit D2 overdose with 50,000 units prescribed

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I was very tired so my dr. took blood work and found out I was low on Vitamin D. He put me on 51,000 units and after a few weeks, a person who never ate is now eating NON-STOP, 24-7 and gaining so much wgt. Help!! Anyone else?

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What is the reason a Dr. would perscribe Vit D2 1.25 MG (50,000 Unit)?

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I was put on 50,000 units weekly because my calicum is way too high .I tried this a few years ago and it didn't help.I had one para thyroid taken out, and now I need the other ones removed too.So now I'm on vit d2 1.25mg and also zocor.

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Can I breastfeed while taking Vitamin D2 1.25mg 50,000 IU?

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My doctors secretary's called me and told me I had low vitamin d and they doctor prescribed 1.25
MG d2 pills now I'm afraid ,that's all they said I was being treat for fo4 pain in my body legs ext now this if anyone have a answer of what I should do please reply thanks ready to go to the E.R

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I was prescribed 50, 000 iu vit d because mine was low. It 100% took all my leg pain away! It was a miracle for me as my legs hurt daily!

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I have been so-o tired, memory lost was so bad I quit my job. I thought my dose of my Thyroid was off the its at 75 ml.
Dr. Said no at 4.1 it was okay. The lab said it was low. She has put me on D2 for 4 wks. Then cont with 800 ml every other day. I will request a copy of the past 3 lab test I had done for the last 3 wks.

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My blood test showed I also needed D2 (50000 unit). I now cannot seem to quit eating and eating! I took 1 capsule a week for 8 weeks. I will not take anymore !!!

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Wow me too with leg pain. Dr just prescribed d2 @ 1.25 mg per week. Plus increasing arm our thyroid. Tons more energy. Yippee

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I was prescribed Vit D2 today with all the reading above. I'm scared now. I don't want to gain more weight. I'm actually trying to loose weight.

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Overdose on Vitamin D2 is very unlikely if you are taking 50,000 IU's once a week. Even if you took your entire 8 week prescription all at once, overdose would be unlikely. Please take a look at the page on Overdose on Vitamin D to see why this is unlikely. What is more likely is that you are simple experiencing negative side effects from the Vitamin D. This is a separate problem from Vitamin D overdose.

Kerri Knox, RN
San Francisco, CA, United States

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well the doctor told me the same thing but you shouldn't be having pain in your legs etc unless something is causing it. they need to find out what is causing it and explain why you have to take the vitamin D2.i found out my pain was not just pain it is lupus. But I pray yours is not the same. god bless

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I also have to takr the D2as I have Lupus my pain is mainly from the lupus and I am now 30 day's post of of nephroectomy due to lupus nepharitis. I also have been recently diagnosed with cancer of the large bowel andwhen they took my vvitamin D thr lab said it could NOT measure my vitamin D because my body didn't have any tonmeasure. Hope this will help me feel a little better

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I was put on vitamin D2 1.25 mg. I began to eat more ( weight gain ) for sure. I do have to take it for 4 months. It worries me a lot because I have liver decease and high blood pressure. among other illnesses. Last thing I want is more heart problems. Can someone give me some advise.

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Swollen itchy watery red eyes clear down my face after taking the 50,000 d2 weekly dose. Trying to find out due to process of illumination. Could too much cause these symptoms?

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I have c m l leukemia. my doctor gave mevitd2 1.25 50000 unitpad. is this safe taken with a chemo med

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How long did it take to relieve your leg pain? Also, did you have head sweating?

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Hi all, my Vitamin-D is 10 mg/ml as the blood report reads. normal is 25 - 80 mg/ml.

I am starting to take D2 1.25 50000 units weekly for 12 week. I have read all the negative comments, but when someone takes a drug and has no side affects most are not going to come here. No reason to.

When you go to a restaurant and the food and service is great, do you tell the manager. If you have bad food and horrible service you are probably going to talk with the manager or owner. That is our nature.

I will post back after my first dose and give my opinion, positive or negative.


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Yeah I take the 50,000 of d2 one capsule weekly because of my low blood levels of vitamin d. It is a normal dose for people with deficiencies ans some other medical problems. I've been on it for many years and it just keeps my levels in a good range.

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It didn't say when to take it. Just once a week, and got four pills.

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Re: Kerri Knox, RN (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Kerri just read your post, sorry I'm so late, hope you are ok ! I'm in Australia just had ASTRAZenic vaccine after 2nd shot felt really run down nausea, I already have COPD, so I felt pretty bad anyway had a blood test done I was diagnosed with bit D deficient ( 24) my dr has me on supplement capsules 4 a day 1000iu each capsule, IV now got a skin rash on arms, that's ok do you think I'm doing the right thing? 4 a day? I'm scared I'm going to catch something now my vit D is so low, also do you have any idea how long before my levels improve I'm 68yrs old thank you hope this reaches you.

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Re: Gary777 (# 20) Expand Referenced Message

Hi gary777 did you have any side effects when taking vitamin d2 (1.25MG) I was recently prescribed the same dosage of vitamin d2 and I have read all the bad comments and I’m kinda scared to take them

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My mother started taking this drug out of no where. She got this drug at the end of 2013 and just started using it now. Should I be concerned?

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I have recently developed a spotty blistery itching rash on different parts of my body, stomach, leg and arm. The only thing that has changed is I just started taking Vitamin D2 1.25 mg / 50,000 IU. Could this be a reaction to it?

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Trying to gain a diabetic
,Is vit.d2 1.25 mg.good for that,what are the side effects of any

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My doctor put me on vitamin d2 1.25mg 50,000 unit for 6 months is that bad for me.

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What is Vitamin D2 / Ergocalciferol (50,000 IU) used for? My dr has put me on it.

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Yes I was losing weight that I needed to lose, but after taking vitamin D2 1.25 (50,000 units) once a week, it seemed like I was always hungry, wanting something. I have been taking these vitamins for a few months now. No one told me to eat with them. I ran out the last two weeks, and started getting horrible pains in my ankle bones. Like a Charlie horse, but just in my ankles, woke up and couldn't even get up for awhile, till I finally quit hurting!! But I kept getting pain all throughout the day and night. Finally my prescription was picked up this evening and I took one. Going to see if pains continue or stop. Do you know if you have to be slowly taken off this vitamin?

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