AROVIT-60K: Each film-coated tablet contains Cholecalciferol 60000 IU.
Cholecalciferol Tablets IP contains the active ingredient Cholecalciferol. The active ingredient Cholecalciferol is identical to the Cholecalciferol that is found in the human body. It is found in the diet and is also produced in the skin after exposure to the sun.
Cholecalciferol is a form of vitamin D used in the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency conditions. It may also be prescribed for certain bone conditions, such as thinning of the bone (osteoporosis) when it will be given to you with other medicines. Deficiency of vitamin D may occur when your diet or lifestyle does not provide you with enough vitamin D or when your body requires more vitamin D (for instance when you are pregnant).
Driving and using machines Cholecalciferol Tablets IP should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
■ Treatment of vitamin D deficiency: 1-3 Tablets daily for 10 weeks, followed by maintenance therapy of 1-2 Tablets daily, as directed by your doctor.
■ Prevention of vitamin D deficiency: 1-2 Tablets daily, as directed by your doctor. Higher doses may be required in certain populations.
■ In osteoporosis (you will also be taking other medicines for this): 1 Tablet daily, as directed by your doctor
If you have problems absorbing vitamin D or have other conditions such as liver disease the dose may be different and will depend on your medical condition. It is important not to exceed the prescribed dose.
Children and adolescents (12- 18 years)
■ Treatment or prevention of vitamin D deficiency: 1 Tablet daily, as directed by your doctor
Cholecalciferol Tablets IP with food and drink
The Tablet s should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, preferably with the main meal of the day.
Use in children and adolescents
Cholecalciferol Tablets IP should only be given to children and adolescents aged 12 and over.
If you take more Cholecalciferol Tablets IP than you should
If you accidentally take one Tablet too many, nothing is likely to happen. If you accidentally take several Tablet s too many tell your doctor or get other medical advice immediately. If possible, take the Tablet s, the box and this leaflet with you to show the doctor.
If you forget to take Cholecalciferol Tablets IP
If you forget to take your Tablet s, take them as soon as possible. Then take the next dose at the correct time, as per the instructions given to you by your doctor.
However, if it is almost time to take the next dose, do not take the dose you have missed; just take the next dose as normal.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist
Other medicines and Cholecalciferol Tablets IP
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes any medicines which you have bought without a prescription.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
■ medicines for epilepsy such as barbiturates or other anticonvulsants (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone)
■ other vitamin D containing medicines including multi-vitamins
■ medicines to control the rate of your heartbeat (e.g. digoxin, digitoxin)
■ diuretics (water tablets) such as bendroflumethiazide
■ calcium supplements
■ medicines to treat tuberculosis e.g. rifampicin, isoniazid
■ medicines leading to fat malabsorption e.g. orlistat, cholestyramine, liquid paraffin
■ medicines to treat fungal infections i.e. ketoconazole, itraconazole
■ actinomycin (a medicine used to treat some forms of cancer) as it may interfere with the metabolism of vitamin D
■ glucocorticosteroids (steroid hormones such as hydrocortisone or prednisolone).
Like all medicines, Cholecalciferol Tablets IP can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects with Cholecalciferol Tablets IP may include:
Uncommon side effects (affecting less than 1 in 100 people)
■ too much calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia). You may feel or be sick, lose your appetite, have constipation, stomach ache, feel very thirsty, have muscle weakness, drowsiness or confusion
■ too much calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria).
Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1000 people)
■ skin rash
■ raised itchy rash (hives)
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet
Do not take Cholecalciferol Tablets IP
■ If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Cholecalciferol
■ if you have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia) or urine (hypercalciuria)
■ if you are suffering from kidney failure, have kidney stones (renal calculi) or tend to form kidney stones
■ if you have high levels of vitamin D in your blood (hypervitaminosis D).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Cholecalciferol Tablets IP :
■ if you suffer from heart disease or narrowing of the arteries
■ if you suffer from sarcoidosis (a multisystem chronic inflammatory condition which can affect your lungs, heart and kidneys), then there is a risk of increased conversion of vitamin D into its active form
■ if you are taking medicines containing vitamin D, or eating foods or drinking milk enriched with vitamin D.
Your doctor may want you to have regular blood tests to check the amount of calcium in your blood.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. If you require extra vitamin D do not take it without medical supervision because too much vitamin D may harm your baby
Driving and using machines
Cholecalciferol Tablets IP should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.