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Can Vitamin D be given IM? Is it effective given that way?

By Anonymous April 22, 2012 - 9:21am
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I have severe osteoporosis and my endocrinologist insists that IM Vit. D will help, but I don't see much difference in my blood levels and certainly no improvement in the bone. The package says to give IV only. I'm confused. What should I do?

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Yes, vitamin D CAN be given IM, but it should not.
Only vitamin D2 can be given IM, not the much better form D3
See the graphs of response to D3 vs D2

April 22, 2012 - 7:18pm
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Hi Anonymous,

Unfortunately, vitamins are are not controlled by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) so taking vitamins are always a win or lose situation. Follow up with your physician and let them know the treatment is not working. I hope this helps.


April 22, 2012 - 9:40am
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