Vitamin D3 is commonly used to treat nutritional deficiencies and Vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D3 interacts with Vitamin D receptors in the gut, bones and kidneys to increase the absorption of calcium and phosphorous.
Ectopic calcification, Kidney and heart damage, Hypercalciuria
Alcohol may decrease the absorption of Vitamin D3 thus alcohol is not advisable to be taken simultaneously with Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 is not advisable to be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
Although there are no effects on the breastfed newborn, the practitioner has to consider the dose of any additional Vitamin D3 as it can be excreted into the breastmilk.
Vitamin D3 usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Vitamin D3 is recommended to be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate kidney impairment whereas its usage is not advisable in patients with severe kidney impairment.
Vitamin D3 is generally safe to use in patients with liver impairment.