D-Star

Colecalciferol BP
Capsule
Description:

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

    Adults:
    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.

    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.
  • 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

    Adults:
    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.