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