Vitamin D (also known as Cholecalciferol for Vitamin D3) is required by the body for
absorption of calcium and in maintaining bone structure. It is effective for preventing
osteoporosis and fractures when given together with calcium.
Vitamin D is also used to treat low calcium levels in the blood (hypocalcemia) and poor
parathyroid function in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The parathyroid glands control the body's calcium levels.
Vitamin D in its active form like Calcitriol, Alfacalcidol or Paricalcitol are effective for the treatment of poor parathyroid function in CKD.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Avoid taking multivitamin supplements and aluminium containing products (e.g. found in
some antacids) with this medication.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for
your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medication
to make up for the missed dose.
Throw away all expired medications.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the
rubbish chute or bin.
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