Medications


Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)/Folic Acid Oral Capsule

Uses

For vitamin replacement.

Instructions

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any other vitamins.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

This medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

Some medicines used to treat high cholesterol (cholestyramine, colestipol) can reduce the absorption of this medicine. Space doses at least 4-6 hours apart.

Before taking vitamins that contain folic acid, make sure your doctor knows if you have a Vit B12 deficiency.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • decreased appetite
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • constipation
  • nausea and vomiting
  • excessive thirst
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • increased urinary frequency

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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