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Calcifer

Dosage Form:- Tablets
Generic Name:- Colecalciferol 60,000IU
Manufactured By:- National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Information

Colecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 is a type of vitamin D found in food and used as a dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency including rickets. It is also used for familial hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism that is causing low blood calcium, and Fanconi syndrome


Therapeutic Class

Vitamin D3


Dose and Direction of Use

 Preferably with a meal.


Mode of Action

Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3) produces hormone-like actions it is converted to Calcitriol (an active form of vitamin D3) inside the body which controls phosphorous and calcium metabolism, bone remodelling  and neuromuscular function.


Uses

  • Osteoporosis
  • Rickets and osteomalacia
  • Fractures
  • Growing children
  • Familial Hypophosphatemia and Hypoparathyroidism
  • Management of hypocalcemia and renal osteodystrophy in patients with Chronic Renal Failure undergoing dialysis
  • Vitamin D deficiency states including patients of diabetes mellitus with vitamin D deficiency

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypervitaminosis D

Precautions and Warning

  • Vitamin D should be used with caution in patients with impairment of renal function and the effect on calcium and phosphate levels should be monitored.
  • The risk of soft tissue calcification should be taken into account.
  • In patients with severe renal insufficiency, vitamin D in the form of colecalciferol is not metabolised normally and other forms of vitamin D should be used
  • Caution is required in patients receiving treatment for cardiovascular disease.
  • It should be prescribed with caution to patients suffering from sarcoidosis because of the risk of increased metabolism of vitamin D to its active form. These patients should be monitored with regard to the calcium content in serum and urine.
  • Allowances should be made for vitamin D supplements from other sources.
  • The need for additional calcium supplementation should be considered for individual patients.
  • Calcium supplements should be given under close medical supervision.
  • Medical supervision is required whilst on treatment to prevent hypercalcaemia.

 


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