Cholecalciferol Mylan Uses
Bone Health: Reduces the risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Helps in maintaining bone mineral density and good skeletal health.
Cardiovascular Health: Offers cardiovascular protection by regulating blood pressure.
Autoimmune Diseases: Reduces the risk of developing autoimmune diseases eg, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: Provides protection against type 2 diabetes.
Respiratory Health: Positively influences forced expiratory volume (FEV) and forced vital capacity (FVC).
Cancer: Decreases the risk of developing cancers eg, prostate, colon and breast cancers. Down-regulates cancer cell growth.
Brain and Mood: Reduces incidences of seasonal affective disorder and impairment of cognitive performance.
Muscle Strength and Falls: Improves muscle strength. Reduces the risk of falls by 22%.
Immune System: Effective modulator of immune system.
Vitamin D (ergocalciferol-D2, cholecalciferol-D3, alfacalcidol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amount of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones. Vitamin D is used to treat and prevent bone disorders (such as rickets, osteomalacia). Vitamin D is made by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen, protective clothing, limited exposure to sunlight, dark skin, and age may prevent getting enough vitamin D from the sun.
Vitamin D with calcium is used to treat or prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). Vitamin D is also used with other medications to treat low levels of calcium or phosphate caused by certain disorders (such as hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, familial hypophosphatemia). It may be used in kidney disease to keep calcium levels normal and allow normal bone growth. Vitamin D drops (or other supplements) are given to breast-fed infants because breast milk usually has low levels of vitamin D.
Take vitamin D by mouth as directed. Vitamin D is best absorbed when taken after a meal but may be taken with or without food. Alfacalcidol is usually taken with food. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If your doctor has prescribed this medication, take as directed by your doctor. Your dosage is based on your medical condition, amount of sun exposure, diet, age, and response to treatment.
Measure the liquid medication with the dropper provided, or use a medication-measuring spoon/device to make sure you have the correct dose. If you are taking the chewable tablet or wafers, chew the medication thoroughly before swallowing. Do not swallow whole wafers.
Certain medications (bile acid sequestrants such as cholestyramine/colestipol, mineral oil, orlistat) can decrease the absorption of vitamin D. Take your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of vitamin D (at least 2 hours apart, longer if possible). It may be easiest to take vitamin D at bedtime if you are also taking these other medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day if you are taking it once a day. If you are taking this medication only once a week, remember to take it on the same day each week. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
If your doctor has recommended that you follow a special diet (such as a diet high in calcium), it is very important to follow the diet to get the most benefit from this medication and to prevent serious side effects. Do not take other supplements/vitamins unless ordered by your doctor.
If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
Cholecalciferol Mylan (Vitamin D2) is a derivative of ergosterol formed by ultraviolet rays breaking of the C9-C10 bond. It differs from cholecalciferol in having a double bond between C22 and C23 and a methyl group at C24.
1 or 2 tablets/day with main meal.
Administration: Swallow with a glass of water or a cold drink.
Not to be chewed.
Do not exceed recommended intake.
Cholecalciferol Mylan can be continued for as long as required.
Interactions for vitamin D analogues (Vitamin D2, Vitamin D3, Calcitriol, and Calcidiol)
Cholestyramine has been reported to reduce intestinal absorption of fat soluble vitamins; as such it may impair intestinal absorption of any of vitamin D
The coadministration of phenytoin or phenobarbital will not affect plasma concentrations of vitamin D, but may reduce endogenous plasma levels of calcitriol/ergocalcitriol by accelerating metabolism. Since blood level of calcitriol/ergocalcitriol will be reduced, higher doses of Rocaltrol may be necessary if these drugs are administered simultaneously
Thiazides are known to induce hypercalcemia by the reduction of calcium excretion in urine. Some reports have shown that the concomitant administration of thiazides with vitamin D causes hypercalcemia. Therefore, precaution should be taken when coadministration is necessary
Vitamin D dosage must be determined with care in patients undergoing treatment with digitalis, as hypercalcemia in such patients may precipitate cardiac arrhythmias
Ketoconazole may inhibit both synthetic and catabolic enzymes of vitamin D. Reductions in serum endogenous vitamin D concentrations have been observed following the administration of 300 mg/day to 1200 mg/day ketoconazole for a week to healthy men. However, in vivo drug interaction studies of ketoconazole with vitamin D have not been investigated
A relationship of functional antagonism exists between vitamin D analogues, which promote calcium absorption, and corticosteroids, which inhibit calcium absorption
Since vitamin D also has an effect on phosphate transport in the intestine, kidneys and bones, the dosage of phosphate-binding agents must be adjusted in accordance with the serum phosphate concentration
The coadministration of any of the vitamin D analogues should be avoided as this could create possible additive effects and hypercalcemia
Uncontrolled intake of additional calcium-containing preparations should be avoided
Magnesium-containing preparations (eg, antacids) may cause hypermagnesemia and should therefore not be taken during therapy with vitamin D by patients on chronic renal dialysis.
Vitamin D at normal doses usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to take this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Too much vitamin D can cause harmful high calcium levels. Tell your doctor right away if any of these signs of high vitamin D/calcium levels occur: nausea/vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, mental/mood changes, unusual tiredness.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Cholecalciferol Mylan is contraindicated in patients with hypercalcemia, malabsorption syndrome, abnormal sensitivity to the toxic effects of vitamin D, and hypervitaminosis D.
Colecalciferol in France.
List of Cholecalciferol Mylan substitutes (brand and generic names)
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|Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)||Price, USD|
|Cholecalciferol Will Pharma (Netherlands)|
|Colecalciferol (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia (Hrvatska), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom)|
|Colecalciferol Benferol (Netherlands)|
|Colecalciferol Internis (Sweden)|
|Colecalciferol Meda (Sweden)|
|Colecalciferol Radaydrug (Estonia)|
|Colecalciferolo Doc (Italy)|
|Colecalciferolo EG (Italy)|
|Conthen D (Brazil)|
|D Cure (Belgium, Luxembourg)|
|D Cure 1 gm Granules (Libra Drugs (India))||$ 0.34|
|D Med Azevedos (Portugal)|
|D-3 Ferol (Turkey)|
|D-Cure 2400 UI/ml (Luxembourg)|
|D-Cure 25000 UI/ml (Luxembourg)|
|D-Cure Forte (Belgium)|
|D-Cure Forte 100000UI (Luxembourg)|
|Tablet; Oral; Vitamin D3 / Cholecalciferol 10, 000 units|
|D-Vitamin 1000 NE Vitaking (Hungary)|
|D-Vitamin 1500 NE Vitaking (Hungary)|
|D-Vitamin 2000 NE Vitaking (Hungary)|
|D-Vitamin 400 NE Vitaking (Hungary)|
|D-vitamin ACO (Sweden)|
|D-Vitamin Forte Naturland (Hungary)|
|D-vitamin Unimedic (Sweden)|
|D-WIK tab 60000 IU x 4's (Encore)||$ 1.57|
|D-WIK oral drops 800 IU x 1 mL x 15ml (Encore)||$ 0.94|
|D3 Farmax (Latvia)|
|D3 Forte (Australia)|
|D3 Natural (Egypt)|
|D3 vitamins Natura media (Latvia)|
|D3 Vitex (Uruguay)|
|D3-EXTRA tab 60000 IU x 4's (Macleods (Procare AHT))||$ 2.27|
|D3-VEDA tab 1000 IU x 10's (Vidakem)||$ 0.63|
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Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology