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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Vitamin D Dosage Dangers
I am a 32 year-old female. I recently found out I am deficent in Vitamin D. My endocronologist has put me on a supplement. He has me on 150,000 units of Vitamin D a week. I am concerned that this might be too high of a dose, so can you tell me if it is and what risks or complications may come with taking too much Vitamin D? Also, if it is too high, then how do I talk with my doctor about correcting the situation without making him upset? Thank you.
Yes, it sound like a high dose, so discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University