Ergocalciferol

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Lactation Safety Information

See ergocalciferol, colecalciferol

See ergocalciferol, colecalciferol
Pharmacological forms of vitamin D include colecalciferol and ergocalciferol, which are naturally occurring and are converted to the active form, calcitriol. Synthetic analogues include alfacalcidol, dihydrotachsterol and paricalcitol. See separate ent
31st July 2020

Calciferol, vitamin D2

Calciferol, vitamin D2
Used in full-term neonates from birth
Ergocalciferol is converted in liver to 25-hydroxyergocalciferol which is converted in kidneys to 1,25-dihydroxyergocalciferol, an active form of vitamin D
Prevention of maternal vitamin D deficiency with doses of up to 400 units (10 micrograms) daily are considered safe with breastfeeding
Pharmacological doses (normally from 10,000 units daily) in the mother should be avoided if possible. If clinically necessary monitor infant’s calcium levels
31st July 2020