Generic Name: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol 25 micrograms) 1000 IU
Product Name: Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Indication of Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Blackmores Vitamin D3 may help prevent and treat vitamin D deficiency.
Blackmores Vitamin D3 helps to improve absorption of calcium and phosphate, which are essential for healthy bones. It helps to maintain healthy bone density by providing minerals to the skeleton. It also helps to build and maintain muscle strength in older people, which may reduce risk of falls.
Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.
Action of Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Vitamin D3 is a naturally occurring form of vitamin D which is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Vitamin D3 stimulates the absorption of calcium from the small intestine. A major function of calcium is building and maintaining bones and teeth. Vitamin D decreases parathyroid hormone levels which decreases the amount of calcium released from bones. This is important for maintaining bone density.
Adequate levels of vitamin D throughout life are important for building and maintaining healthy bone mass and hence in maintaining bone density. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with reduced bone density and increased risk of hip fracture in the elderly. Vitamin D may also help to improve muscle strength in the elderly. Improving muscle strength can help to reduce the incidence of falls, which can reduce the risk of fractures.
Dose advice of Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU
The manufacturer recommends that adults should take 1 capsule a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Blackmores Vitamin D3 should only be given to children under 12 years as prescribed by a health professional.
Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.
Do not take Blackmores Vitamin D3 if you have an allergy to sulphites or any of the ingredients in the capsule.
Do not take Blackmores Vitamin D3 if you have high levels of calcium in your blood (called hypercalcaemia) or if you have vitamin D toxicity.
Tell your healthcare professional before use if:
- You have had an allergy to vitamin D, vitamin D3, or any related medicine, such as vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) or calcitriol;
- You have hyperparathyroidism, chronic renal failure, or any other medical problems;
- You are taking a thiazide diuretic (fluid tablet) or digoxin; or
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.
Vitamin D may be used during pregnancy in appropriate doses. However, medication specifically formulated for use during pregnancy, such as Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold may be more appropriate.
Vitamin D may be used during breastfeeding in appropriate doses. However, medication specifically formulated for use during breastfeeding, such as Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold may be more appropriate.
Do not give Blackmores Vitamin D3 to children under 12 years unless your doctor tells you to.
Schedule of Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Unscheduled. Blackmores Vitamin D3 is a listed medicine in Australia.1
Common side effects of Blackmores Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Blackmores Vitamin D3 is usually well tolerated. Tell your doctor if you do not feel well, or experience any troublesome or worrying symptoms while you are taking Blackmores Vitamin D3.
Allergies to the ingredients used in this product may still develop. Typical allergic symptoms include:
Seek urgent medical assistance if you experience:
- Severe swelling;
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
If you experience any symptoms that appear abnormal or unusual, please tell your doctor.
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