Vitamin D ERGOCALCIFEROL 300,000IU

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to help the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus; both are critical for building bone. Also, laboratory studies show that vitamin D can reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections and reduce inflammation.

Why choose Vitamin D injections?

Vitamin D ingested orally can take weeks, even months, to have an impact on your health – and much of the dose is lost when it is converted in the gut. However, intramuscular vitamin D injections have a much more immediate impact – some patients report feeling the effects right away.
because the vitamins are administered directly into the muscle, bypassing the gut, a much higher percentage of the vitamins can be utilised by the body.
 
Vitamin D is naturally present in foods like cheese and fatty fish or foods fortified with vitamin D, such as dairy products and cereals. However, if you find you can’t get your recommended daily allowance of vitamin D from dietary sources or sun exposure, vitamin D supplementation is the only way to go.
 

For this reason, many people opt for regular Vitamin D injections to promote overall health and well-being.

Benefits of Vitamin D Injections

  • Maintains bone density and bone health
  • Supports the immune system
  • Regulates the activity of more than 200 different genes
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Supports brain function
  • Modulates cell growth

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time

10 minutes

Results seen in

Immediately

Potential Effects

None

Downtime

None

Back to work

Immediately

Anaesthetic

Not required

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to help the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus; both are critical for building bone. Also, laboratory studies show that vitamin D can reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections and reduce inflammation. Vitamin D also supports lung function, immune and nervous system health, and regulates insulin levels in the body, so it supports the management of glucose levels.

  • vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) – present in plants.
  • vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) – synthesized over time when we expose our skin to sunlight. 

Vitamin D is naturally present in foods like cheese and fatty fish or foods fortified with vitamin D, such as dairy products and cereals. However, if you find you can’t get your recommended daily allowance of vitamin D from dietary sources or sun exposure, vitamin D supplementation is the only way to go. You can opt for a vitamin D supplement or vitamin D injections.

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency may include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Not sleeping well.
  • Bone pain or achiness.
  • Depression or feelings of sadness.
  • Hair loss.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Getting sick more easily.

Vitamin D ingested orally can take weeks, even months, to have an impact on your health – and much of the dose is lost when it is converted in the gut. However, intramuscular vitamin D injections have a much more immediate impact – some patients report feeling the effects right away. And because the vitamins are administered directly into the muscle, bypassing the gut, a much higher percentage of the vitamins can be utilised by the body.

  • Maintains bone density and bone health
  • Supports the immune system
  • Regulates the activity of more than 200 different genes
  • Aids the absorption of calcium and phosphate in the body (these are essential for muscles, teeth, and bones)
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Supports brain function
  • Modulates cell growth
  • May help protect against respiratory infections
  • May alleviate symptoms of arthritis (research is ongoing but shows promising results)

Ergocalciferol Injection is typically administered as a single dose of 300,000 IU every 3-6 months.

While it is true that most people do not experience any side effects when supplementing vitamin D, there are a few side effects associated with vitamin D3 injections that patients should be aware of before beginning treatment and during the injections. Before beginning treatment with vitamin D3, you should ensure that you do not have an allergy to the medication, although it is rare to have an allergic reaction (about 2.3%). If you do experience a rash, itching or swelling of the face, tongue and throat, severe dizziness or trouble breathing, then you should seek medical help right away (RxList, 2020)

The most common vitamin D3 side effect is pain and discomfort around the injection site. This can be avoided by alternating the injection site, to avoid any irritation, swelling, or bruising. Other side effects of vitamin D3 injections include nausea, headache, constipation, dry mouth, loss of appetite, or upset stomach (RxList, 2020).

Vitamin D3 injection can be toxic at high doses. Symptoms of vitamin D toxicity are due to increased calcium levels in the blood and can include nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, neurologic or psychiatric symptoms, pain, loss of appetite, dehydration, increased urination, excessive thirst, and kidney stones. Therefore, your doctor will probably test your blood levels consistently throughout your treatment, in order to ensure that your vitamin D levels are reaching a normal level and not going above.

Potential vitamin D3 injection side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Growth problems (in children supplementing vitamin D)
  • Poor appetite or loss of appetite
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Mood changes
  • Irregular, fast, or slow heartbeat
  • Dry mouth or a metallic taste
  • Disorientation or dizziness
  • Kidney damage
  • Increase in thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Edema, which is swelling of the ankles, feet, or hands
  • Bone, joint, or muscle pain

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