Vitamin D3 is the common name for cholecalciferol.
Vitamin D3 can be taken as a supplement to improve overall health or used to treat osteoporosis.
It can also be used to treat conditions in which vitamin D3 levels may be low, such as in people who have underactive parathyroid glands, low levels of phosphate in the blood, or hereditary conditions in which the body doesn’t respond to the parathyroid hormone.
Vitamin D3 also encourages the kidneys to recycle phosphate back into the blood, which helps the blood stay at the right pH.
- Allergic reactions like rash or itching
- Swelling of the face, throat, and tongue
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
- Changes in heart rhythm including irregular or racing heart beat