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Good afternoon, I am 48 years old and 5 years ago I had an colorectal cancer. After two operations, several treatments of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and a precocious monopausa, today I am suffering a lot with esteoporose. I have a vitamin D deficiency, gave my exam: 30.2ng / mL. My doctor prescribed me 3 drops (cholecalciferol; Vigantol; 0.5 mg / ml) and (+ Cholecalciferol Calcium Carbonate, Calcium D. And told me to take one once a year (Aclasta) intravenously. I am very scared of this medicine, all my medical history. I need to hear more opinions. Excuse my English. I am Portuguese. well there Isabel Cruz

Asked by  IsabelCruz on November 9, 2014

  •  IsabelCruz on

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  •  IAW on

    Dear Isabel,
    Although you did a wonderful job of describing your situation, I have some questions. Your doctor prescribed 3 drops of Vigantol BUT you did not say if that is per day or per week or something else?
    Are you scared of the Aclasta OR the Vigantol? I think you mean the Aclasta but please be specific.
    I am also trying to figure out how much Vitamin D3 is in one drop of Vigantol but I am not having much luck here in the US. Does anyone else know or can you tell me Isabel?

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    •  IsabelCruz on

      Obrigado por me responder, o medicamento que eu tenho medo é do Aclasta.
      Vigantol é 3 gotas ao almoço + 3 gotas ao jantar.
      1 gota de vigantol = 800 UI
      Grata, aguardo a sua resposta

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  •  IsabelCruz on

    Thanks for answering me, the medication that I’m afraid to do is (Aclasta).
    Vigantol 3 drops 3 drops at lunch + dinner.
    1 drop of vigantol = 800 IU
    Thankfully, I await a response from you
    Isabel Cruz

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  •  IAW on

    Dear Isabel
    All of the medical issues that you described above can be traced back to a Vitamin D deficiency. Your doctor is giving you a total of 4800 iu of Vitamin D a day (800 X 6 drops) which is good. The Vitamin D Council recommends a blood level of at least 50 ng/ml but the upper end is 100 ng/ml. If I were you and had your medical history I would probably aim for a higher blood level which may mean taking more than 6 drops a day.
    Also to get the most benefit from vitamin D, you must have other cofactors in your body. http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/#.
    Vitamin D has a number of cofactors; the ones listed below are the most important.
    ◾Vitamin K
    ◾Vitamin A

    You also need magnesium to go with the Vitamin D please see below.
    “The Vitamin D Council believes that the daily amounts of magnesium recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board (USA) aren’t enough to keep your body healthy; and that both men and women may need more than is recommended. Some research studies show that your body needs between 500 and 700 mg a day”. The types of magnesium that absorb best are aspartate, citrate, lactate, and chloride.
    Taking the Vitamin D is very important. As for the Aclasta only you can decide what to do. Have you read https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/vitamin-d-and-osteoporosis/
    My wish for you is for better health!

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