Generic Name : VITAMIN D3 ABSTRACT – Cholecalciferol is a pro-vitamin drug that promotes the secretion of calcium from...
Cholecalciferol is a pro-vitamin drug that promotes the secretion of calcium from bone to blood as well as renal tubule phosphate resorption. Generally called Vitamin D3, this drug stimulates and encourages calcium and phosphate absorption in the small intestine. It is generally used along with four other components to form Vitamin D, which is taken simply as a vitamin supplement.
- Vitamin D3 is generally found in Vitamin D is to be taken as directed by the doctors, in case of deficiencies.
- This drug is found in various forms, dosage and variations including oral tablets and liquid solutions.
- General Adult Dosage strengths available:
1000 intl units, 2000 intl units 400 intl units/mL, 1000 intl units/5mL
SIDE EFFECTS –
- In certain conditions, hypercalcemia can occur.
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Cholecalciferol has major interactions with 8 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
- Calcitriol topical
- Magnesium citrate
Cholecalciferol has moderate interactions with 152 different drugs.
- As Vitamin D3 is found in various foods such as cheese, butter, egg yolk and liver, it is recommended to have such a diet that includes all kinds of D3 rich foods.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed drug history to avoid major drug interactions.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- In certain rare conditions, Vitamin D toxicity may occur. The symptoms for this include nausea, constipation, dehydration, or weight loss. Contact the doctor in case condition worsens.