Vitamin D Injections in Indian Market
Generally, this sunshine Vitamin D is stored by the body. But some do not have enough reserve of this vital vitamin, due to several reasons which depends on their lifestyle or food habits or most importantly, their geographical location of living which lacks sunlight. Those who are Vitamin D deficient, they experience symptoms like depression, chronic fatigue, weight loss and muscle ache. They must definitely get a test done to determine their levels of Vitamin D. Supplementation are the right option to meet up their deficient needs immediately. However, periodical evaluation of vitamin D through blood test is a must to avoid over-dosage.
Testing for Vitamin D
A blood test will be done to examine vitamin D3 levels.
15 to 50 ng/ml is the normal range.
Less than 15 is too low. during this case, one should take supplements.
Once the level reaches around 30+ sunlight will be the best source.
Requirements Range is listed below
1 to 70 years of age: 600 to 1000 IU per day
More than 70 years: 800 to 2000 IU per day
5000 IU per day for 9 weeks can be suggested for deficiency.
‘Vitamin D levels take some time to build up after depletion’.
Information on Supplementation:
Supplementation can be oral or by injection. If the values are very low, injections may be the best choice. They are oil-based injection available in the Indian market.
Injection Arachitol 6, 00,000 ( Six Lakh units)( per ml),Intra muscular (IM), every fortnight for two months). Contains cholecalciferol. It’s made by Solvay company. It’s additionally available in 3,00,000 IU. ( Per ml) Rs. 87.00 for 6 vials.
Benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation:
Calcitriol is a man-made active form of vitamin D3 is stored in the body, that is needed for building and keeping strong bones. Calcitriol is used to treat or stop certain problems which can happen with long-term kidney dialysis, such as low levels of calcium or high levels of parathyroid hormone.
Most people get enough vitamin D from exposure to the sun and from fortified food products like dairy products, vitamins. Before regular vitamin D can be utilized by the body, it needs to be changed to the active form by the liver and kidneys. People with kidney disease cannot make enough of the active form of vitamin D. This medication works by affecting parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and increasing blood calcium levels.
Use It This Way:
This medication is given by injection into a vein, as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times every week (every alternative day), or during dialysis, or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your condition and response to therapy. Your doctor will do blood tests to find the best dose for you. If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional.
It is very important to follow the diet suggested by your doctor to get the most benefit from this medication and to stop serious side effects. Don’t take alternative supplements/vitamins like, calcium & vitamin D unless directed by your doctor.
What to do when you miss a dose of your regular schedule?
For the best possible benefit, it is necessary to receive every scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor instantly to establish a new dosing schedule. Don’t double the dose to catch up.
Be aware of these "PRECAUTIONS":
Before using calcitriol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to different vitamin D products or if you have any other allergies. This product might contain inactive ingredients, which may cause allergic reactions or any other problems in some individuals. This medication should not be used if you have any certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor if you have: high calcium levels. Notify your doctor on your medical history, especially of heart problems kidney disease or kidney stones.