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CNT LABS VITAMIN D3

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CNT Labs, Vitamin D3

  • Maintains Healthy Bones & Teeth
  • Supports a Healthy immune System
  • Supports Normal Muscle Function
  • Contributes to Normal Cell Division

 

 

INFORMATION
Vitamin D3 1000iu

SCHEDULE STATUS:
To be allocated by Council upon registration.

PROPRIETARY NAME AND DOSAGE FORM
Vitamin D3 1000iu – (Tablets)

COMPOSITION:
Each daily dosage contains:
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 25 mcg (1000iu)

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
D34.11 – Vitamins (Complementary Medicines: Health Supplements)

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Pharmacokinetic properties:
Absorption of Vitamin D3 is primarily from the small intestine. Dietary Vitamin D3 is predominantly transported by chylomicron. Chylomicron enables the distribution of Vitamin D3 to peripheral tissues. Vitamin D3 requires hydroxylation to form the active, calcitriol.

Pharmacodynamic properties:
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is a fat-soluble vitamin synthesized in the skin via 7-dehydrocholesterol, a cholesterol precursor. Sunlight exposure results in some vitamin D production. Research shows that not enough vitamin D is produced this way, especially with most people now staying out of the sun or applying sunblock which dramatically reduces vitamin D production. The major biological function of Vitamin D is to maintain normal healthy blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium and reduces urinary loss of calcium, thereby maintaining bones and teeth. Vitamin D also plays a role in immune function.

INDICATIONS:
Vitamin D3 assists in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D3 is important for the normal functioning of the immune system, and also supports normal muscle function and contributes to normal cell division.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Vitamin D3 is not recommended for patients with hypercalcemia, calculi or renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation (see HUMAN REPRODUCTION)

WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, seek medical advice before taking this product. Do not exceed the recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. Plasma phosphate and calcium concentrations should be monitored during therapy. Nutritional supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Vitamin D3 has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

INTERACTIONS:
The use of Vitamin D3 with calcium, thiazide diuretics or phosphate is associated with an increased risk of hypercalcemia. Some antiepileptics like Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Phenobarbital and Primidone may increase the requirements for Vitamin D3. The effectiveness of Vitamin D3 may be reduced by concomitant use with Rifampicin, Isoniazid and Corticosteroids.

HUMAN REPRODUCTION:
The safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation have not been established and the administration of Vitamin D3 is therefore contraindicated. If pregnancy occurs during the use of Vitamin D3, further intake should be stopped. Vitamin D3 should not be used during breastfeeding. (See CONTRA INDICATIONS)

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take one tablet daily with breakfast, or as prescribed by a Health Practitioner.

SIDE EFFECTS:
Vitamin D3 may cause gastrointestinal upset and hypersensitivity reactions. (see KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT)

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
An overdose of Vitamin D3 can lead to hypercalcemia, azotaemia and anaemia. Symptoms associated with hypercalcemia include fatigue, sleepiness, weakness, headache, appetite loss, metallic taste, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, ringing in the ears, dizziness, trouble walking, skin eruptions, bone and muscle pain and irritability.

Stop treatment immediately if toxicity occurs. Treatment includes following a low-calcium diet, fluid support and administering glucocorticoids.

IDENTIFICATION:
White tablet

PRESENTATION:
White polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bottles containing 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 180 / 1000 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store at or below 25˚C, in a dry place in original packaging. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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