Generic Name: Ergocalciferol
Product Name: Ostelin 1000
Indication of Ostelin 1000
Ergocalciferol may help in the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
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 Ostelin 1000
Ergocalciferol is involved in the regulation of calcium homeostasis. It increases intestinal absorption and renal reabsorption of both calcium and phosphate. The resulting increase in calcium levels promotes bone mineralisation.
Dose advice of Ostelin 1000
- 10-20 micrograms or 400-800 international units daily.
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.
- Renal impairment: Patients with severe renal impairment are unable to convert ergocalciferol to its active form.
- Patients should follow dietary recommendations for dairy products and avoid sudden increases in dietary calcium intake as this may cause hypercalcemia. Concurrent administration of vitamin D substances and calcium supplement should be avoided because of risk of hypercalcaemia, unless the patient’s dietary intake is inadequate. Ergocalciferol should be stopped immediately if hypercalcemia occurs.
If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.
Schedule of Ostelin 1000
Unscheduled. Ostelin is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.
Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.