D4U Oral Drops
Cholecalciferol is the naturally occurring form of Vitamin D. It is produced from 7dehydrocholesterol, a sterol present in mammalian skin, by ultraviolet irradiation. Calciferol is involved in bone fixation of calcium. It is indicated in prevention and treatment of Vitamin D deficiencies.
It has been found to be beneficent in conditions like;
- Involved in bone fixation of calcium
- For prevention and treatment of Vitamin D deficiencies.
cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 and cholecalciferol, is a type of vitamin D that is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is found in some foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement. Its primary function is to maintain normal calcium and phosphate levels in the serum.
PEDIATRIC DOSE OF DROPS:
Usual paediatrics Dose for Vitamin D Insufficiency:
Treatment of Vitamin D deficiency and/or rickets:
Infants 1 to 12 months: 5000 International units/day for 2 to 3 months; once radiologic evidence of healing is observed, dose should be decreased to
400 international units/day.
Children older than 12 months: 5000 to 10,000 international units/day for 2 to 3 months; once radiologic evidence of healing is observed, dose should
be decreased to 400 international units/day.
Prevention and treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in cystic fibrosis
Alternate dosing: Infants less than 1 year: 8000 international units/week. Children older than 1 year: 800 international units/day.
Medium Dose Regimen: Patients less than 5 years: 12,000 international units/week for 12 weeks.
Patients 5 years or older: 50,000 international units/week for 12 weeks.
High Dose Regimen: Patient less than 5 years: 12,000 international units twice weekly for 12 weeks.
Patient 5 years or older: 50,000 international units twice weekly for 12 weeks
|Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 analogue)||5mg|