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Old 09-28-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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vitamin d 50,000 iu with a sensitive stomach and osteop

the isde affects listed alarm me, should i take this drug and what is in it?

Old 09-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: vitamin d 50,000 iu with a sensitive stomach and osteop

Vitamin D is a natural vitamin, it is present in some foods (oily fish, egg yolks, butter) and is also made by the body when sunshine falls on the skin.

It wont upset your stomach.

Vitamin D can be toxic in huge doses, as can anything, salt, water and oxygen can all kill you if you take enough of them. Your doctor has prescribed the normal dose for osteoporosis.

Normaly you will take one tablet a day or one tablet a week to build up your levals, and reduce to one tablet once a month as things improve.

Its safe, and actualy good for you.

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Old 09-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #3
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Re: vitamin d 50,000 iu with a sensitive stomach and osteop

Just make sure it is Vitamin D 3, which is natural and not Vitamin D2, which is synthetic and can be toxic in large doses.

Old 10-03-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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Re: vitamin d 50,000 iu with a sensitive stomach and osteop

The 50,000iu prescription med comes as a gel cap.
It is hard on the stomach (because it is such a HUGE dose) but those side effects can be minimized by eating something then taking the pill and eating a bit more. This worked the best for me.
I didnt lie down for a while after taking it either. I remained somewhat active, which aids in digestion, and this also helped minimize discomfort.

My side effects lasted all of one day. It just felt like I had a brick in my gut.
Food helped.
It took a few tries but I figured out what worked best for me and I suggest you do the same.

You should talk to your physician as well as your pharmacist. They'll be able to give you more of the information you're seeking.
Remember that no two people react the same.

Good luck to you

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