Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the package.

The chewable wafer must be chewed or crushed. Do not swallow the wafer whole.

Using the oral liquid:

  • Use the dropper that comes with the package to measure your dose.
  • Adults and adolescents: Drop the liquid directly into the mouth or mix it with food or other liquids (eg, water or juice).
  • Children 2 years of age and older: Drop the liquid directly into the mouth, mix it with food or other liquids (eg, water or juice), or take it from a spoon.
  • Children younger than 2 years of age: Place one drop of the liquid on the pacifier, mother's nipple, or bottle nipple and allow baby to suck for at least 30 seconds.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For vitamin D deficiency:
    • For oral dosage form (capsules):
      • Adults—One capsule containing 5000 international units (IU) once a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (solution):
      • Adults—One drop containing 1000 international units (IU) once a day or 2 times per day.
      • Infants and children—One drop containing 400 IU once a day.
    • For oral dosage form (wafer):
      • Children 6 years of age and older—One wafer containing 14,000 international units (IU) once a week for 6 weeks.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.