Vitamin D is essential for normal bone growth and development and to maintain bone density. It is also necessary for utilization of both Calcium and Phosphorus. Vitamin D acts as a hormone and increases reabsorption of Calcium and Phosphorus by the kidneys and increased bone turnover.
Oral solution: Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3) is recommended 5-10 mcg or 1-2ml (200-400 IU)/day or as directed by the physician.
Chewable tablet: Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) is recommended 100 IU (1 tablet) daily, or as directed by physician. Take the medicine with food or within 1 hour after a meal. Place the tablet in mouth swallow after chewing.
Treatment of Cholecalciferol deficiency: 40,000 lU/week for 7 weeks, followed by maintenance therapy (1400-2000 lU/day). Follow-up 25 (OH) D measurements should be made approximately 3 to 4 months after initiating maintenance therapy to confirm that the target level has been achieved.
Prevention of Vitamin D deficiency: 20,000 lU/Month.
Treatment of Vitamin D deficiency: 12-18 years: 20,000 IU, once every 2 weeks for 6 weeks. Prevention of Vitamin D deficiency, 12-18 years: 20,000 IU, once every 6 weeks.