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Safety considerations when using Vitamin D

7 September 2022Healthcare professionals who use vitamin D should be aware of the risks of toxicity and safe practice principles which may prevent patient harm

Choosing an oral vitamin D preparation for vegetarians or vegans

13 December 2021An explanation as to why the source of vitamin D, or inactive ingredients (excipients) in products, may make preparations unsuitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Choosing a calcium and vitamin D preparation for vegetarians or vegans

6 July 2021This article explains how the source of vitamin D, or the inactive ingredients (excipients), may make preparations unsuitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Vitamin D: Is there a licensed product suitable for a patient with peanut or soya allergy?

23 September 2020This document contains a table giving information from the manufacturers regarding the peanut or soya content of their licensed vitamin D products at the time…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

Fultium-D3Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Fultium-D3
Capsules 800 units
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Store in well-filled airtight containers, protect from light.
9 November 2022

DesuninMylan

Mylan
Desunin
Tablets 800 units
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in well-filled airtight containers, protect from light.
9 November 2022

Lactation Safety Information

Cholecalciferol, vitamin D3

Cholecalciferol, vitamin D3
Yes
Colecalciferol is formed by the interaction of cholesterol with UV light. It is further converted in the body to its active form, 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (calcitriol)
Prevention of maternal vitamin D deficiency with doses of up to 400 units (10 micrograms) daily are considered safe with breastfeeding
Pharmacological doses (normally from 10,000 units daily) in the mother should be avoided if possible. If clinically necessary monitor infant’s calcium levels
3 August 2019