Vitamin D update

It took a bit to get all of my Vitamin D lab work back (it seems to not be something labs deal with frequently), but it seems that indeed, the way to treat is with large doses of Vitamin D- 50,000 IU of D2 once a week for eight weeks.

The kicker? The large dose Vitamin D comes in gelatin-filled capsules. D’oh! The good news is, there is a liquid form, but it’s hard to find. You may have to ask our pharmacy to order it, which is what I’m doing.
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2 Responses to Vitamin D update

  1. Kelly says:

    Hey there!

    What pharmacy did you use? I live in Seattle and I'm trying to fill a prescription. No luck at Pharmaca or Fred Meyer…


  2. Jodie says:

    I had to get mine filled at the pharmacy associated with my University's health plan (not a chain store), but they had to special order it. The brand name is called "Drisdol Drops" and the generic is just Calciferol Liquid. I would ask to speak to the actual pharmacist (not a technician) and explain what you're looking for- they probably won't have it in stock, but they should be able to order it and get it within a day or two. if the chains aren't working out, I would try an independent pharmacy- customer service (generally speaking) is usually much better!

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