Vitamin D3 Capsules 1000IU 60

Vitamin D3 Capsules 1000IU 60

Vitamins & Minerals

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Proprietary name (and dosage form):

Vitamin D3 Capsules

Composition:

Each capsule contains:
Vitamin D3  1000 i.u.

Pharmacological Class: A34 (other) Complementary Medicine

Pharmacological Action:

Vitamin D is carried in the bloodstream to the liver, where it is converted into calcidiol and then converted into calcitriol, the biologically active form of Vitamin D, defending the body against microbial invaders. When synthesised in the kidneys, calcitriol circulates as a hormone regulating the concentration of calcium and phosphate in the bloodstream, promoting the healthy growth and remodelling of bone.

Indications:

For use in patients deficient in Vitamin D.

With today’s indoor living and the extensive use of sunscreens due to the fear of skin cancer, there is a possibility of Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is found in very few foods so intake may be low. The best food sources are salmon, tuna, mackerel, beef liver, cheese and egg yolks. Low dietary Vitamin D levels can be compounded by milk allergy, lactose intolerance, strict vegetarianism and inadequate absorption. As we age, especially after the age of 50, our bodies need more Vitamin D therefore Vitamin D supplementation becomes more important as we grow older.

Colds and Flu: Vitamin D plays an important part in maintaining the immune system. A strong immune system may help to reduce both the frequency and severity of bouts of colds and flu.

Osteoporosis: Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Deficiency of Vitamin D leads to abnormal bone formation in children, bone thinning and softening in adults.

Well-being: Lack of Vitamin D can lead to a lack of energy and even depression.

Contra-indications:

If you are sensitive to any of the ingredients you should not take this product.

Warnings, Special precautions and Side Effects:

If any adverse reaction occurs stop taking this product and contact your healthcare professional. Patients taking any other medication should consult their health care professional before taking any complementary medicine. Avoid taking Vitamin D supplements with antacids containing magnesium. If you are taking digoxin or a thiazide diuretic consult your doctor or healthcare professional before using Vitamin D. If you are taking a Calcium supplement or a multivitamin containing Vitamin D consult your healthcare professional before taking any extra Vitamin D.

Interactions:

The drugs cholestyramine, colestipol, phenytoin, phenobarbital and orlistat, as well as mineral oil, interfere with the absorption and /or metabolism of Vitamin D.

Pregnancy and lactation:

Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking Vitamin D. Vitamin D is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.

Dosage (for adults and children older than 12 years):

One capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Known symptoms of overdosage and particulars of treatment:

Vitamin D overdose causes hypocalcemia. The main symptoms of Vitamin D overdosage are anorexia, nausea and vomiting, followed by polyuria, polydipsia, weakness, nervousness, pruritus and ultimately renal failure. Vitamin D toxicity is treated by discontinuing Vitamin D supplementation, restricting calcium intake and obtaining assistance from your doctor or healthcare professional.

In the event of overdosage consult your healthcare professional or hospital.

Identification:

A clear gelatin capsule filled with white powder.

Presentation:

60 capsules in a white round plastic container with a yellow screw-cap lid.

Storage instructions and disposal:

Store in a cool, dry place (below 25º C). Keep out of the reach of children. If for any reason you need to dispose of this medication, please return it to your pharmacist who will dispose of it responsibly.

Please Note: This medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Name and business address of the holder of the certificate of registration:

Pinnacle Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 15 Estmil Road, Diep River, 7800. Tel: 021 715 5221 Fax: 021 715 8205

Website: www.pinpharm.co.za

Date of publication of the package insert: September 2020