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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…

What dose of vitamin D should be prescribed for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency?

9 April 2020This updated Medicines Q&A provides guidance on the treatment of patients with vitamin D deficiency.  
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

Fultium-D3Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Fultium-D3
Capsules 800 units
A1 · Amber 1Stability data is available in an alternative container (not CAs) that may be extrapolated to support storage in CAs.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Store in well-filled airtight containers, protect from light.
29 March 2015

DesuninMeda Pharmaceuticals

Meda Pharmaceuticals
Desunin
Tablets 800 units
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in well-filled airtight containers, protect from light.
29 March 2015

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