Are there side effects of taking doxercalciferol?


Side effects of doxercalciferol are similar to you might get while taking natural vitamin D, and may include infection, joint pain, stomach upset, weight gain, and generalized discomfort. More severe side effects from doxercalciferol are generally associated with taking too much of the medication. Signs of vitamin D toxicity include:

  • hypercalcemia, weakness, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth,
  • metallic taste, dehydration, muscle pain, bone pain, anorexia, and arrhythmia.

Tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Seek emergency care if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, including itchy rash, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling in the face, mouth, or throat. Because other side effects may occur, you should notify a doctor about any new symptoms so that a doctor can determine if the symptoms are related to use of doxercalciferol.