Colecalciferol BP

D-Star is a preparation of colecalciferol (Vitamin D3). Vitamin D3 helps for the absorption & reabsorption of calcium & phosphorous. Vitamin D3 is essential for normal bone growth & to maintain bone density. It also reduces the severity of bacterial infection, improves lung function, prevents the risk of cancer (breast, colorectal) & helps to maintain adequate insulin levels for type 2 diabetes patients.

  • Composition

    D-Star 20000 IU Capsule : Each capsule contains colecalciferol BP 20000 IU.
    D-Star 40000 IU Capsule : Each capsule contains colecalciferol BP 40000 IU.
  • Indication

    D-Star is indicated in the treatment & prevention of Vitamin D3 deficiency. It is also indicated as an adjunct to specific therapy for osteoporosis in patients with vitamin D3 deficiency.
  • Dosage & Administration

    Prevention of vitamin D3 deficiency : 20000 IU in every 4 weeks. Higher doses may be required in certain situations.
    Treatment of vitamin D3 deficiency: 40,000 IU in once weekly for 7 weeks. Doses for maintenance therapy is 1400-2000 IU/day. To confirm the target level of 25-hydroxy D, measurement of it should be determined 3-4 months after initiating the maintenance therapy.
    Addition to specific therapy for osteoporosis: 20000 IU (1 capsule) once a month.
    Children (12-18 years):
    20,000 IU every 6 weeks for vitamin D3 prevention
    20,000 IU once every 2 weeks for 6 weeks for treatment
  • Contraindication

    It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Vitamin D3.
  • Precaution

    It should be used with caution in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Side Effects

    The general side effects are hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria, skin rash, pruritus, urticaria, nausea, abdominal pain.
  • Drug Interaction

    It interferes with phenytoin, barbiturates, glucocorticoids, certain laxative (such as liquid paraffin), actinomycin and imidazole antifungal agents.
  • Overdose

  • Pregnancy & Lactation

    This high strength formulation is not recommended in pregnancy & lactation.
  • Storage Condition

    Keep below 30 degree C temperature, protected from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
  • How Supplied

    D-Star 20000 IU Capsule : Each box contains 10 Capsules in Alu-Alu blister pack.
    D-Star 40000 IU Capsule : Each box contains 8 Capsules in Alu-Alu blister pack.