Colecalciferol


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Nutritional deficiencies 10 mcg/day. Deficiency due to malabsorption states or liver diseases Up to 1 mg/day. Hypocalcaemia due to hypoparathyroidism Up to 5 mg/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypercalcaemia. Evidence of vitamin D toxicity.
Special Precautions
Excessive intake may lead to development of hyperphosphataemia or hypercalcaemia. Infants, renal impairment or calculi, heart disease. Monitor plasma phosphate & calcium level. Pregnancy, lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Hyperphosphataemia or hypercalcaemia (in excessive intake). Associated effects of hypercalcaemia include hypercalciuria, ectopic calcification, & renal & CV damage.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of hypercalcaemia if given with thiazide diuretics, calcium or phosphate. Antiepileptics (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin & primidone) may increase vitamin D requirements. Rifampicin & isoniazid may reduce efficacy of vitamin D. Corticosteroids may counteract the effect of vitamin D. Digoxin or any cardiac glycoside. Reduced absorption when taken with cholestyramine, colestipol, mineral oil, orlistat. Ketoconazole.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
A11CC05 - colecalciferol ; Belongs to the class of vitamin D and analogues. Used as dietary supplements.
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