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Vitamin D3 (1000 IU)

Vitamin D is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system.

WHY SOLAL VITAMIN D3

Contains vitamin D3, the most effective form of vitamin D

60 TABLETS: 2 MONTHS SUPPLY

R90.00

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Product Indications

Vitamin D3 is important for the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, by supporting the correct utilisation of calcium in the body. It also contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin D3 is the most effective form of vitamin D. Although sunlight exposure results in vitamin D production, recent research suggests that most individuals are no longer getting enough sun exposure to meet their vitamin D requirements.

Product Composition

Each tablet contains:

Vitamin D3 1000 IU

Inactive ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25 ºC. Keep out of reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Vitamin D3 is important for maintaining healthy levels of calcium by increasing calcium absorption and reducing urinary calcium loss, for the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D receptors are found on a number of immune cells and are believed to support healthy immune function.

Latest research indicates that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is significantly more effective in raising vitamin D levels compared to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) derived from plant sources.

Dosage Directions

Adults and children over 6 years of age: Take 1 tablet daily after food.

Product Warnings

Avoid if you are allergic to the ingredients. Don’t exceed indicated dose, nor combine with other medication or pre-existing illness without medical advice.

Side Effects

Side effects may include gastrointestinal complaints.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Aluminium: The protein which transports calcium across the intestinal wall can also bind and transport aluminium. This mechanism may contribute to increased aluminium levels and toxicity in people with renal failure, when they take vitamin D and aluminium-containing phosphate binders chronically. Calcipotriene: Calcipotriene is a vitamin D analog used topically for psoriasis. It can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to cause systemic effects, including hypercalcemia. Theoretically, combining calcipotriene with vitamin D supplements might increase the risk of hypercalcemia. Digoxin: High doses of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia increases the risk of fatal cardiac arrhythmias with digoxin. Avoid vitamin D doses above 2000IU/day for adults and monitor serum calcium levels in individuals taking vitamin D and digoxin concurrently. Diltiazem: High doses of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia can reduce the effectiveness of verapamil in atrial fibrillation. Theoretically this could also occur with diltiazem. Avoid vitamin D doses above 2000 units/day for adults and monitor serum calcium levels in individuals taking vitamin D and diltiazem concurrently. Thiazide diuretics: Thiazide diuretics decrease urinary calcium excretion, which could lead to hypercalcemia if vitamin D supplements are taken concurrently. This has been reported in individuals being treated with vitamin D for hypoparathyroidism, and also in elderly people with normal parathyroid function who were taking a thiazide diuretic, vitamin D, and calcium-containing antacids daily. Use combinations of thiazides and vitamin D with caution and monitor serum calcium levels. Thiazide diuretics include chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, metolazone, chlorthalidone and others. Verapamil: Hypercalcemia due to high doses of vitamin D can reduce the effectiveness of verapamil in atrial fibrillation. Avoid vitamin D doses above 2000 IU/day for adults and monitor serum calcium levels in people taking vitamin D and verapamil concurrently.

Special Precautions

Arteriosclerosis: Hypercalcemia can contribute to arteriosclerosis, particularly in individuals with kidney disease. Use supplemental vitamin D cautiously. Hyperparathyroidism: Vitamin D may increase calcium levels in people with hyperparathyroidism. Use supplemental vitamin D cautiously. Lymphoma: Vitamin D may increase calcium levels in people with lymphoma. In some kinds of lymphoma, vitamin D is more readily converted to calcitriol and may result in hypercalcemia and complications such as kidney stones and calcified tissue. Use supplemental vitamin D cautiously.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

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