ERGOCALCIFEROL CAPSULES, USP, is a synthetic
for oral administration.
Ergocalciferol is a white, colorless crystal, insoluble
in water, soluble in organic
solvents, and slightly soluble
in vegetable oils.
It is affected by air and
by light. Ergosterol or provitamin
d2 is found in plants and yeast and has no
There are more than 10 substances belonging to a group
of steroid compounds,
classified as having vitamin
D or antiarichitic activity.
One USP Unit of vitamin
D2 is equivalent
to one International Unit (IU), and 1 mcg
of vitamm D2 is equal to 40 IU.
Each softgel for oral
administration, contains Ergocalciferol, USP 1.25 mg (equivalent
to 50,000 USP units of Vitamin D), in an edible
Ergocalciferol, also called vitamin
D2 , is 9. 10-secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetraen-3- 01,(3b,5Z,7E,22E)-,
(C28H44O) with a molecular weight
Inactive Ingredients: Refined soybean oil, gelatin, glycerin.
purified water, methylparaben, D&C Yellow 10, propylparaben,
and FD&C Blue #l.