Drisdol Solution (Ergocalciferol)

Drisdol Solution

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Drisdol solution, also known as ergocalciferol, is a synthetic form of vitamin D2. 

Vitamin D2 is used to treat conditions such as hypoparathyroidism (decreased functioning of the parathyroid glands), refractory rickets (softening and weakening of bones that do not respond to treatment), and familial hypophosphatemia (rickets or osteomalacia caused by an inherited condition with a decreased ability to break down vitamin D in the body).

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in helping the body absorb calcium from food or supplements. Ergocalciferol works by increasing the amount of calcium absorbed by the body, which helps build and maintain the health of bones. It also supports the immune system and brain health


  • Take Drisdol solution exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider regarding dosage and frequency.
  • You can take the Drisdol solution with or without food.
  • If using the dropper, ensure you measure the accurate dosage using the provided dropper.
  • For infants, Drisdol solution can be mixed with a small amount of juice or milk to improve palatability.
  • Take the Drisdol solution as directed by your healthcare provider, even if you feel well. Consistent intake helps maintain adequate vitamin D levels in your body.
  • Store Drisdol solution according to the package instructions, typically at room temperature or as recommended by your healthcare provider. Protect it from light and moisture.


  • Don't take more Drisdol solution than prescribed by your healthcare provider. Too much vitamin D can be harmful.
  • Don't stop taking the Drisdol solution without consulting your healthcare provider, especially if you were prescribed long-term treatment.
  • Don't use Drisdol solution if it's past the expiration date.
  • Don't skip doses: Try your best to take Drisdol solution as directed by your healthcare provider to maintain consistent vitamin D levels.

Serious Side Effects:

  • Signs of vitamin D overdose: Weakness, metallic taste in the mouth, weight loss, muscle or bone pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting
  • Allergic reactions: Rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face/tongue).
  • Hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood).
  • Hypervitaminosis D (excessive vitamin D levels).
  • Abnormal sensitivity to the toxic effects of vitamin D

This is not an exhaustive list, and other side effects may occur. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking Drisdol solution, contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Inform your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, as high doses of vitamin D can worsen kidney function.

If you have a history of high blood calcium levels, discuss this with your healthcare provider before using Drisdol solution.

People with sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease) may need to be cautious with high doses of vitamin D, as it can increase calcium levels.

Taking Drisdol solution with other vitamin D supplements or medications can increase your risk of vitamin D toxicity. Tell your healthcare provider about all medications and supplements you take.

Thiazide diuretics: These medications can interact with Drisdol solution and affect calcium levels. Inform your healthcare provider if you take thiazide diuretics.

Discuss the risks and benefits of using Drisdol solution with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant.

Vitamin D passes into breast milk. Consult your healthcare provider before breastfeeding while taking Drisdol solution.

Avoid excessive sun exposure. While sunlight helps with vitamin D production, avoid excessive sun exposure without proper protection, as this can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Monitor blood calcium levels. Your healthcare provider may recommend monitoring your blood calcium levels periodically, especially if you are taking high doses of Drisdol solution or have risk factors for hypercalcemia.

Stop taking Drisdol solution and consult your healthcare provider if you experience concerning side effects, such as severe constipation, nausea, vomiting, or weakness.

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Drisdol Solution

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Erdol Solution

Strength(s): 8288IU
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