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Im a GP and i have patient with 6.4 ng/dl (normal range 30-100ng/dl) of Vit D. The patient is a 72yrs old male who had multiple stenting and currently taking plavix, vytorin and lipantil (Both cholestrol lowering drug). According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, July 2011, 96(7): 1911–1930, daily 6000iu of Vit D supplement for 8 weeks will raise to normal levels, followed by maintenance therapy of 1500-2000iu. I haven't started on his course yet but i would like to know if it's better to start from 2000iu per day or just prescribed for 6000 iu directly. Would there be any dangerous affect to the patient with starting at a high dose?