NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Is 50,000 Units too Much Vitamin D for Daily Intake?
50,000 units a day was prescribed for my mother who has severe osteoporosis. Her calcuim level in her blood was 2. Is 50,000 units too much vitamin D?
50,000 IU of vitamin D per week for 8 weeks is a common prescription for low vitamin D levels. Calcium is usually prescribed in the range of 1000 to 1200 mg per day in divided doses of approximately 500 mg at a time.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati