Vitamin D (ergo-D2, cholecalciferol-D3, alfacalcidol) is fat-soluble vitamin D (alfacalcidol) that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphate. It is essential to build up and maintain strong bones with the required amount of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is used to treat bone problems (such as rackets, osteomalacia) and avoid them. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, Vitamin D is obtained by the body. Sunscreen, protective garments, reduced sunlight exposure, darker skin, and old age will prevent the sun from getting adequate vitamin D.
Calcium vitamin D is used for treatment or prevention of bone loss (osteoporosis). The treatment of low levels of calcium or phosphate caused by certain conditions (such as hypoparathyroidism, hypo-hyperhyroidism, and family hypophosphatemia) is also supplemented with vitamin D in other medicines In kidney diseases it can be used to maintain normal calcium levels and normal bone growth. Breast-feed babies are treated with vitamin D drops (or other supplements) because breast milk typically contains low vitamin D levels.
How to use Vitamin D3 for babies
As guided, take vitamin D orally. Vitamin D is better consumed, but can be taken with or without food. When taken after meals. The normally taken alfacalcidol with food. Take all the product box instructions. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about any details.
Take the same drug if your physician has prescribed this medicine. Your dose is dependent on your condition, sun exposure level, diet, age and treatment response.
If you use this medicine’s liquid type, carefully measure the dose with a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a spoon for the household because the right dosage is not possible.
Chew the medicine carefully before swallowing whether you are taking the tablet or wafers. Do not chew wafers in their entirety.
You dry your hands until you handle the drug while you are taking the rapidly dissolving tablets. Put each dose on the tongue, dissolve thoroughly and swallow it with saliva or water. This drug does not need to be taken with water.
Such medicines such as cholestyramine/colestipol, mineral oil, orlistat (bile acid sequestrants) can reduce absorption of vitamin D. Take as far as you can from your doses of vitamin D these drugs (at least 2 hours apart, longer if possible). If you take these other medications, it might be easier to take vitamin D at bedtime.. Ask your physician how long you can wait between doses and help find a dosing schedule to fit with all your medicines.
Taking this drug daily and get the best out of it. Take it at the same time every day if you take it once a day to make us remember. When you just take the drug once a week, consider taking it every week on the same day. It could help to recall your calendar.
If your doctor recommends adopting a particular diet (e.g. a high-calcium diet), it is very important that you follow your diet to take advantage of it as well as to avoid significant side-effects. Do not use other vitamins/supplements unless your doctor has ordered.
Concern with your doctor or visit the closest health care if you encounter some serious problem.