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Generic name: cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) [KOE-le-kal-SIF-e-role]

Brand names: Carlson D, Ddrops, Decara, Delta D3, Enfamil D-Vi-Sol,… show all 10 brands
Drug class: vitamins

What is Ddrops?

Cholecalciferol, Vitamin D3 Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. Cholecalciferol can be used to supplement the diet of people who do not consume enough vitamin D. Cholecalciferol can be used in other ways not mentioned here.

Side effects of Ddrops

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue

If you experience:

  • Have You Noticed Shortness and Chest Pain
  • Growth problems in children taking cholecalciferol;
  • Early signs of vitamin D overdose include weakness, weight loss, pain in the muscles or bones, constipation, nausea, vomiting,

Your experience could result in less severe side effects or none at all. There may be additional side effects. For medical advice about potential issues related to side effects, speak to your healthcare provider; report adverse reactions by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Cholecalciferol, Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D3, Drisdol, D3-50, Replesta, and Enfamil D'Vi Sol


If you are allergic to vitamin D, have high calcium levels, or if your body has a condition called malabsorption, you should avoid taking cholecalciferol.

Before you take this drug

If you are allergic to vitamin D or have any of the following:

  • Hypervitaminosis () D;
  • Hypercalcemia is a condition where there are high calcium levels in the blood.
  • Malabsorption is a condition in which your body has difficulty absorbing nutrients.

If you've ever:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • An electrolyte imbalance.

You should consult your doctor before using cholecalciferol if you have allergies, diabetes, or phenylketonuria (PKU). Before using cholecalciferol, consult your doctor if you suffer from allergies, diabetes, or phenylketonuria. If you're pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor before taking cholecalciferol. You may need a different dose during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Never give cholecalciferol without consulting a doctor. The dose your child receives will vary depending on their age, weight, and diet.

How to take Ddrops?

Make sure you carefully follow all instructions and directions included with your prescription.Only use the prescribed dose of cholecalciferol. You can take the cholecalciferol with or without food. Dose liquid cholecalciferol with care. Dosing is done with the syringe that comes in the package or a dose-measuring device for medicine (not a spoon). Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing it. Place the disintegrating tablet (Quick Melt) on your tongue. Do not swallow it whole. Let it dissolve without chewing in your mouth. You can drink liquids to aid in the swallowing of the tablet. You should only take the cholecalciferol tablet once a week, or even once a month. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions. You must chew the wafer before swallowing it. You will be required to have frequent blood tests while using cholecalciferol. You might also require x-rays. How long you will be treated with cholecalciferol by your doctor is determined by him. Cholecalciferol is only one part of an overall treatment plan that may also include dietary modifications and calcium and vitamin supplementation. You should follow your doctor's advice. Find out what foods to eat in order to get the right amount of calcium and vitamin D. You may have to adjust your cholecalciferol dosage as you change your diet. Keep away from heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Immediately take any dose that was missed if possible; skip over it if your next one is close; never take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line on 1-800-222-1222 if experiencing symptoms related to poison. Alternatively, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.A vitamin D overdose can have serious and life-threatening effects. Overdose symptoms include body aches and stiffness, as well as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or thirst.

What should be avoided?

Before taking cholecalciferol, consult your doctor before you take any multivitamins or mineral supplements.

Interaction with other drug

Take your other medication at least two hours before or after taking cholecalciferol. Other medications, such as vitamins and herbal remedies, may also affect cholecalciferol. Be sure to inform your physician of all medications you are currently taking as well as those you plan on stopping or starting using in the near future.