Metabolism and nutrition disorders

Vitamin D deficiency

About Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D helps your body absorb the calcium in your diet. Therefore, vitamin D plays an important role in strong and healthy bones. Low vitamin D, or vitamin D defiency, can lead to low bone mineral density and cause osteoporosis in adults or rickets in children. You can get vitamin D from sun exposure, food (such as fatty fish and milk), or supplements.

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency
  • Bone pain
  • Muscle weakness

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All Medications for Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D2
    (Ergocalciferol)
    Prescription or OTC

    Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) works for vitamin D deficiencies and is available over the counter, but your body doesn't absorb it as well as Vitamin D3.

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid capsule
    • Liquid
  • Vitamin D3
    (Cholecalciferol)
    Prescription or OTC

    Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) works well for vitamin D deficiencies and is available over the counter. It absorbs better than vitamin D2, but it's animal-based so vegetarians and vegans might not want to take it.

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    • Pill

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