Ergocalciferol is also used to treat rickets or low degrees of phosphate in the blood. Ergocalciferol may also be used for functions not detailed in this drug guide. Ergocalciferol can pass into breast milk and may cause side effects in the nursing child. Ergosterol or provitamin D2 is found in plants and yeast and has no antirachitic activity. One USP Unit of vitamin D2 is comparable to one International Unit, and 1 mcg of vitamin D2 amounts to 40 IU. Each softgel capsule, for oral administration, has Ergocalciferol, USP 1. 25 mg, in an edible grease. Ergocalciferol, called vitamin D2, is 9, 10-secoergosta, 5, 7, 10, 22-tetraen-3ol, -; with a molecular weight of 396. 65, and has the adhering to structural formula: Inactive Ingredients: D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. Ergocalciferol oral fluid is a nutritional supplement that is used to treat vitamin D deficiency. This medication is over-the-counter both offered and with your doctor's prescription.
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