Treating low parathyroid hormone levels, rickets (a vitamin D deficiency condition), and low phosphate levels in the body. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Drisdol is a form of vitamin D. It works by promoting proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphate in the body and helping to regulate parathyroid hormone levels.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Drisdol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Drisdol . However, no specific interactions with Drisdol are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Drisdol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Drisdol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Drisdol .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Aches; constipation; loss of appetite; nausea; weakness; weight loss.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); brittle bones; chills; diarrhea; dry mouth; excessive thirst; excessive urination; growth suppression in children; headache; mental retardation; metallic taste in your mouth; muscle or bone pain; sleepiness; stomach cramps; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include aches; brittle bones; coma; constipation; decreased growth; depression; diarrhea; drowsiness; dry mouth; excessive urination; fainting; hallucinations; hardening of tissues, such as blood vessels, heart, kidneys, lung, and skin; headache; kidney problems; loss of appetite; loss of muscle coordination; memory loss; metallic taste; nausea; ringing in the ears; vomiting; weakness; weight loss.Proper storage of Drisdol :
Store Drisdol at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, light, and moisture. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep Drisdol out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Drisdol . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.