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cholecalciferol

This medicine is used to treat the following:

Oral Form: Vitamin D deficiency due to decreased formation, malabsorption or liver disease, Hypocalcemia (decreased calcium levels) due to decreased parathyroid gland activity, or renal osteodystrophy (kidney) disease or disorder.  

Injection Form: Vitamin D deficiency due to rickets (weak bones in children), osteomalacia (softening of bones), spasmophilia (impaired calcium utilization), Paget's disease (bone disease), osteoporomalacia (bone abnormality), and Fanconi syndrome (kidney disorder characterized by excretion of a substance in urine normally absorbed).

Contradications

  • If you have a high level of calcium in your body, Cholecalciferol is not indicated. This medicine may cause the calcium levels in your blood to rise even higher, aggravating your condition.
  • If you have an unusually high level of Vitamin D3 in your body, Cholecalciferol is not suggested. In such situations, taking this medicine may result in harmful buildup in your body.
  • If you are hypersensitive to Cholecalciferol, you should avoid using it. 
  • If you have kidney stones, you should avoid using Cholecalciferol. This medicine may
  • increase your chances of developing stones, worsening your condition.

Side effects

You may experience the following:

  • Increased calcium levels in the blood.
  • Increased levels of calcium in urine.
  • Itching, hives, or rash on the skin.
  • Confusion.
  • Constipation.

Expert Advice

  • Preferably take this medicine after meals.
  • Chew the chewable-tablets or wafers thoroughly before swallowing.
  • Please keep a gap of 2 hours or more for bile acid sequestrants such as cholestyramine, if you are taking any.
  • If you are taking other medications, please take this medicine at bedtime.

FAQs

Can I use this medicine for a long-term treatment?

Do check plasma levels of calcium and phosphate regularly. In long term treatment monitor serum and urinary calcium levels and renal function.

Do I have to be careful if I am taking this medication?

Yes, give a gap of 2 hours or more between doses of bile acid sequestrants such as orlistat or cholestyramine and mineral oil.

When do I contact my prescriber?

Contact your prescriber if there is nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased urination, mental or mood changes.

Are there any interaction of this with other medications?

Yes, this medication can interact with barbiturates, anticonvulsants, danazol, digitalis, thiazides and antacids.

What is the recommended dosage in adults and children?

For simple vitamin D deficiency in adults and children 10mcg (400) units daily should be used.

Medicines containing cholecalciferol

D-Max (Sugar Free) 2000IU

By Matrix

Pack size: 1x60's

Rs.690

Indrop D.

By Neutro

Pack size: 1s

Rs.284

D-Max 400IU

By Matrix

Pack size: 10ml

Rs.450

Dan-D 50,000 IU

By CCL

Pack size: 5

Rs.340.74

D4U 200,000 I.U.

By Genix

Pack size: 1x1's

Rs.220

Sunny D insta Vitamin D3 200000IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 5 Amp x 1ml

Rs.220

Sunvit 5mg

By High-Q

Pack size: 1 Ampx1ml

Rs.178.5

OPT-D Soft Gel Capsule 100,000 IU

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 2s

Rs.277.35

OPT-D 4s Soft Gel

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 4s

Rs.176.47

Dan-D 5,000 IU

By CCL

Pack size: 30

Rs.181.72

DSoft 1000 IU

By HSI

Pack size: 30

Rs.350

D-Tres 5mg

By Sami

Pack size: 5

Rs.155

Sunny D 5,000 IU 30s 5000IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 30s

Rs.800

DX3 200000IU

By Macter

Pack size: 1x1's

Rs.325

OPT-D 25000 IU

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 4

Rs.188

Oslia 200000IU

By High-Q

Pack size: 1x1's

Rs.360

D4U 200000 I.U

By Genix

Pack size: 10ml

Rs.457.7

D4U 5mg 200,000 I.U

By Genix

Pack size: 5 Ampx1ml

Rs.175

Famivid D stat 200,000 IU

By Dawaai

Pack size: 1 ml x 1 Amp

Rs.200

D Tres 5mg

By Sami

Pack size: 1mlx1 Amp

Rs.190

Sunny D Insta 5mg 200000IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 1 Ampx1ml

Rs.220

Sunny D Absorba Liquid 1000IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 120ml

Rs.250

Bonejia 400 IU

By Aspin Pharma

Pack size: 10 ml

Rs.300

OPT-D 5mg/ml 20000iu

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 1 amp

Rs.117.7

Vydee (5mg(200,000IU)/1mL)

By Hudson Pharma's

Pack size: 1

Rs.175.4

Sunny D Drops 400IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 10ml

Rs.340

Sunny D 10000IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 1x30's

Rs.790

Miura 400 IU

By Getz Pharma

Pack size: 10 ml

Rs.450

Sunny D 10000IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 3x10's

Rs.302.33

Sunny D 10000 IU

By Scotmann

Pack size: 1 x 30's

Rs.26.35

Min-D (Suger Free) 50000 I.U

By Hirani's Pharma

Pack size: 1 x 4's

Rs.50

Min-D 400 I.U

By Hirani's Pharma

Pack size: 10 ml

Rs.299

All-D

By AGP

Pack size: 10 ml

Rs.300

Sunny D 5,000 IU 60s 5000 IU

By Scotman

Pack size: 6 x 10s

Rs.231.67