Desunin 800 IU Tablets

Country: Ireland

Language: English

Source: HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority)

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Active ingredient:

Colecalciferol

Available from:

Viatris Healthcare Limited

ATC code:

A11CC; A11CC05

INN (International Name):

Colecalciferol

Pharmaceutical form:

Tablet

Therapeutic area:

Vitamin D and analogues; colecalciferol

Authorization status:

Marketed

Authorization date:

2012-06-08

Patient Information leaflet

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
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DESUNIN 800 IU TABLETS
Colecalciferol (Vitamin D
3
)
READ ALL OF THIS LEAFLET CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START TAKING THIS
MEDICINE BECAUSE IT CONTAINS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU.
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Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
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If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
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If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
WHAT IS IN THIS LEAFLET
1.
What Desunin is and what it is used for
2.
What you need to know before you take Desunin
3.
How to take Desunin
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Desunin
6.
Contents of the pack and other information
1.
WHAT DESUNIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Desunin contains vitamin D
3
which regulates the uptake and metabolism of calcium as well as the
incorporation of calcium in bone tissue.
Desunin is used to prevent and treat vitamin D
3
deficiency in adults and adolescents.
Your doctor may prescribe Desunin as an adjunct to specific bone loss
medication.
2.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE DESUNIN
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DO NOT TAKE DESUNIN
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if you are allergic to colecalciferol or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in
section 6).
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if you have hypercalcaemia (increased levels of calcium in the blood)
or hypercalciuria
(increased levels of calcium in the urine).
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if you have hypervitaminosis D (increased levels of vitamin D in the
blood).
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if you have kidney stones.
If any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Desunin.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Desunin
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if you suffer from sarcoidosis (a special type of connective tissue
disease that affects the lungs,
skin and joints).
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when using other drugs containing vitamin D.
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if you have kidney problems or have had kidney ston
                                
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Summary of Product characteristics

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SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
1 NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Desunin 800 IU Tablets
2 QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Each tablet contains colecalciferol (vitamin D
3
) 800 IU (equivalent to 20 microgram vitamin D
3
).
Excipients with known effect:
Each tablet contains isomalt 91.0 mg and sucrose 1.68 mg.
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
3 PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Tablet
White to light yellow, biconvex, 7 mm in diameter.
4 CLINICAL PARTICULARS
4.1 THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS
Prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in adults and
adolescents. Vitamin D deficiency is defined as serum levels of
25-hydroxycolecalciferol (25(OH)D) < 25 nmol/l.
In addition to specific osteoporosis treatment of patients who are at
risk of vitamin D deficiency preferably in combination with
calcium.
4.2 POSOLOGY AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION
Posology
Recommended dose: One tablet per day.
Higher doses can be necessary in treatment of vitamin D deficiency,
where the dose should be adjusted dependent upon
desirable serum levels of 25-hydroxycolecalciferol (25(OH)D), the
severity of the disease and the patient's response to
treatment.
The daily dose should not exceed 4000 IU (five tablets per day).
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_Pediatric population_
The safety and efficacy of Desunin in children under 12 years have not
been established.
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_Dosage in hepatic impairment_
No dose adjustment is required.
_Dosage in renal impairment_
Desunin should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment
(see section 4.4).
Method of administration
The tablets can be swallowed whole or crushed. The tablets can be
taken with food.
4.3 CONTRAINDICATIONS

Diseases and/or conditions resulting in hypercalcaemia or
hypercalciuria.

Nephrolithiasis.

Nephrocalcinosis
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Hypervitaminosis D.
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Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients
listed in section 6.1.
4.4 SPECIAL WA
                                
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