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Danish health authority warns of toxic vitamin D product

Several children have been diagnosed with an overdose

Contact your doctor or the poison helpline if you have been using this product for more than one week (photo: Sundhedsstyrelsen)
July 29th, 2016 8:18 pm| by Lucie Rychla

At least twenty children have been diagnosed with toxic levels of vitamin D in their bodies since the Danish health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen issued a warning about a problematic supplement product last Friday.

More than half of these children have also been diagnosed with hypercalcemia – too high a concentration of calcium in the blood – which can cause poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, kidney problems, and muscle and bone issues.

Sundhedsstyrelsen recommends children aged 0-2 take vitamin D supplements to help them absorb calcium and build strong bones and immune system.

READ MORE: Many Danish kids getting too little vitamin D

D3 drops from Inno Pharma
However, this specific product with vitamin D3 drops from Inno Pharma contains 75 times higher levels than recommended and is therefore toxic.

Some 500 bottles of this product have been sold in Denmark, but more can still be in circulation.

Those who have been using this specific product for a week or longer are advised to see a doctor or call giftlinjen (poison helpline) on 82 12 12 12.