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Vitamin D

INFORMATION

Uses

Vitamin D is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and retention at the kidneys thus increasing serum calcium levels. It also increases renal tubule phosphate resorption consequently decreasing serum phosphatase levels, PTH levels and bone resorption.

Common side effects

Central nervous system depression, Ectopic mineralization, Formation of urinary calcium stone, Coma

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)