Arbivit 3 600 Iu Syrup 60 ML
Cholecalciferol is indicated for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency, bone disorders such as rickets, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, hypoparathyroidism, and other conditions where vitamin D3 is deficient which include celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and liver problems.
Mode of drug action :
Cholecalciferol is a steroid hormone that regulates calcium and phosphorus absorption, bone mineralization, and vitamin A assimilation. In the body, vitamin D3 is converted into its active form cholecalciferol Cholecalciferol acts by increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, bone resorption, and renal tubular reabsorption of calcium. It also promotes intestinal absorption of calcium. Thus, cholecalciferol increases the levels of serum calcium.
What are the common side effects?
The cholecalciferol side effects include loss of appetite, increased urination, increased thirst, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness, constipation, and unusual tiredness.
Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Arbivit 3 drug should be taken as per the physician’s instructions. Do not take smaller or larger amounts of the drug than prescribed.
• Arbivit 3 drug should not be taken by the individuals who are allergic to its ingredients from their previous experience.
• The individual should avoid consumption of alcohol because it can decrease the absorption of the drug and reduce the Arbivit 3 benefits.
• In the case of dental problems, vitamin D deficiency, swallowing difficulty, stomach ulcers, and kidney or heart disease, take Arbivit 3 with caution.
• Use of Arbivit 3 needs caution in pregnancy and lactation.
• Certain drugs such as steroids, diuretics, seizure medications may interact with Arbivit 3 and increase the risk of hypercalcemia. So, continuous monitoring of vitamin D levels in the blood is recommended to reduce the risk.
• Stop Arbivit 3 if it is not possible to stand for 30 minutes or sit upright after the medication.
• Avoid this drug if low calcium levels are present.
What else should I know?
1. Is it safe to use Cholecalciferol in pregnancy? If the benefits outweigh the potential risks, vitamin D3 can be used in pregnancy. Before taking the drug, you must consult your doctor.
2. Is it safe to drive while taking vitamin D3 medication? If you experience dizziness, or headache as the side effect of the drug, it may not be safe to drive.
3. Can I stop taking the drug immediately or do I need to taper? Certain medications require tapering of the dose or frequency or may cause rebound effects if stopped immediately. You must seek the medical advice before stopping the medication.
4. Can cholecalciferol is used for the treatment of osteoporosis and rickets? Yes. Cholecalciferol is considered as best vitamin D3 supplement for treating the bone disorders such as osteoporosis and rickets. Do not use the drug without consulting your physician.
5. What are the signs and symptoms of overdose? The signs and symptoms of vitamin D3 overdose are weakness, metallic taste in your mouth, nausea, frequent urination, and vomiting. Seek medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.