Ergocalciferol (Ergocalciferolum; synonym: vitamin D2, calciferol; list B) specific remedy against rickets. Assign inside of 10 000-15 000 ME 2-3 times daily for 30-60 days, then move on to a smaller dose. Ergocalciferol is also used in the disorder of the function of the parathyroid glands, in particular when tetanii, up to 1 000 000 ME in the day. Ergocalciferol is effective in the treatment of all forms of lupus skin and mucous membranes; with tubercular lupus assign adults 100 000 ME in the day, children 25 000 to 75 000 ME (2 admission); treatment 5-6 months. The highest daily intake for adults - 100 000 ME.
Ergocalciferol is contraindicated in active form of pulmonary tuberculosis, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, cardiovascular insufficiency, with a tendency to decompensation.
Dosage form: tablets containing 500 ME calciferol, oil solution (1 ml 50 000 ME calciferol), alcohol solution (1 ml 200 000 ME calciferol).