Osteo-D injectable solution: Each 1 ml ampoule contains Colecalciferol BP (as Vitamin D3) 200000 IU.
Osteo-D oral solution: Each 1 ml oral solution contains Colecalciferol BP (as Vitamin D3) 5 mcg (200 IU).
Vitamin D deficiency can result in rickets, a painful disease characterized by a softening of the bones and the growth plates. Dietary vitamin D is therefore recommended to correct for a lack of exposure to ultraviolet light fulfilling the required amount of Vitamin D.
Also, while the importance of vitamin D in infancy has been focused on protection from rickets, emerging research suggests that optimal vitamin D status may play a role in the protection against the development of other diseases.
Vitamin D is also important for the normal growth of the children and it helps to prevent rickets.
Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3) is recommended 5-10 mcg or 1-2ml (200-400 IU)/day or as directed by the physician.
High blood Calcium or Phosphorus level
Vitamin D must be taken with adequate amounts of both Calcium and Magnesium supplementation. When Calcium level is low (due to insufficient vitamin D and calcium intake), the body activates the parathyroid gland, which produces PTH (parathyroid hormone). This hormone kick starts vitamin D hormone production and assists removal of Calcium from the bones to be used in more important functions such as neutralizing body acidity.
It should be assumed that exogenous Colecalciferol passes into the breast milk. In view of the potential for hypercalcaemia in the mother and for adverse reactions from Colecalciferol in nursing infants, mothers may breastfeed while taking Colecalciferol, provided that the serum Calcium levels of the mother and infant are monitored.
Chronic symptoms: dystrophy (weakness, loss of weight), sensory disturbances, possibly fever with thirst, polyuria, dehydration, apathy, arrested growth and urinary tract infections. Hypercalcaemia ensues, with metastatic calcification of the renal cortex, myocardium, lungs and pancreas.
Treatment: Immediate gastric lavage or induction of vomiting to prevent further absorption. Liquid paraffin should be administered to promote faecal excretion. Repeated serum calcium determinations are advisable. If elevated calcium levels persist in the serum, phosphates and corticosteroids may be administered and measures instituted to bring about adequate diuresis.
Osteo-D oral solution: Each bottle contains 15 ml oral solution.