A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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Vitamin D (either D2 or D3) is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin, along with some other minerals and vitamins like calcium and phosphorus are essential for maintaining the strength of bones. It is also used to prevent, as well as, treat some disorders of bones like rickets and osteomalacia. Sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D.
You can easily buy Ergocalciferol online from Canada Pharmacy.
If you are uncertain about anything regarding your dose of Vitamin D2 capsule, consult your doctor before use.
Ergocalciferol capsules are to be taken orally. It would be best to take these capsules with a meal or right after it. However, it is not necessary to take these capsules with food only. They can be taken with or without food. When taken with food, the capsules will have the best chance of optimal absorption.
Follow the directions given on the packaging of the capsules. You also need to follow the directions provided by your pharmacist, if any directions are provided. Your dosage of Ergocalciferol Vitamin D2 capsules depends upon your amount of time of exposure to the sun, your age, diet and the response to treatment.
If you are taking the chewable tablet or wafers, chew the medication thoroughly before swallowing. Do not swallow whole wafers.
The main ingredient is Vitamin D2.
Too much vitamin D can cause harmful high calcium levels. Tell your doctor right away if any of these signs of high vitamin D or calcium levels occur: nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, mental and mood changes, unusual tiredness.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
Taking Vitamin D2 supplements usually does not have any side effects. But if you notice any side effect occurring once you have started taking these capsules, then consult your doctor as soon as possible.
If your doctor has directed you to take this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Some common side effects include nausea and loss of appetite.