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Yes. You can definitely get too much vitamin D. It's a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it can build up in the body if you take too much, which can...
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has increased the recommended amount of Vitamin D that children should get each day. Whereas 200 IU (international...
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You can, but it has to be direct sunlight for at least 20 minutes a day.  The use of sunscreen will block the skin's absorption of...
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Before taking vitamin D, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain...
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Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have any allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic...
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As with many blood tests (such as hormone levels), there can be considerable variation in results from lab to lab, time of day, or season since...
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Everything that we consume, whether it is food, medication (prescription and over-the-counter), or a supplement (vitamins and herbals), can have...
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I do not see any medications on your list that should be separated from the others. So it appears you can take them all at the same time. Certain...
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Too much vitamin D can cause an abnormally high blood calcium level, which could result in nausea, constipation, confusion, abnormal heart rhythm...
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The answer isn't simple. The National Institutes of Health still uses the traditional recommendations, which are: 200 IU (international units) for...
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This medication is used to treat certain types of bone loss (osteoporosis) and to increase bone mass. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thinner...
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That depends on their diet.  Most kids need supplemental vitamin D because it not found naturally in many foods and the sun is not reliable...
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The current recommended daily dose of vitamin D is 200 IU for people up to age 50, 400 IU for people aged 51 to 70, and 600 IU for people over age 70...
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I get this question in my office everyday, and it's such a difficult thing. Because I feel like we are fighting a big battle as dermatologists...
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Take vitamin D by mouth as directed. Vitamin D is best absorbed when taken after a meal but may be taken with or without food. Alfacalcidol is...