Dosing & frequency

About InVita D3 - Dosing and Frequency

Treatment

National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) guidelines recommend a treatment loading dose of 300,000 IU for treatment of vitamin D deficiency.1 InVita D3 50,000 IU is given as a weekly dose over 6 weeks for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency and is suitable for adults.2,3 InVita D3 25,000 IU/ml oral solution is suitable for treatment in children and is taken once every 2 weeks for 6 weeks.4

Prevention

Prevention of vitamin D3 is recommended in groups who may be at risk from vitamin D deficiency. These include: 2-8

  • Older patients (particularly in the case of falls or fractures) or those who may be institutionalised or hospitalised
  • Dark skinned individuals
  • Those with limited effective sun exposure due to protective clothing or consistent use of sun screens
  • Obese individuals
  • Patients being evaluated for osteoporosis
  • Patients on certain medications (e.g. anticonvulsant medications, glucocorticoids)
  • Patients with malabsorption, including inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease

InVita D3 25,000 IU can be used for prevention of vitamin D deficiency from birth 4,5

InVita D3 5,600 IU soft gel capsules can be used as a weekly dose for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency 6

InVita D3 800 IU soft gel capsules can be used as a daily dose for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency 7

InVita D3 400 IU soft gel capsules in pregnancy* and breastfeeding8

InVita D3 2,400 IU drops for infants and children9

Reference:
  1. National Osteoporosis Society. Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management April 2013;v1.
  2. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 50,000 IU oral solution Summary of Product Characteristics.
  3. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 50,000 soft capsules Summary of Product Characteristics.
  4. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 25,000 IU oral solution Summary of Product Characteristics.
  5. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 25,000 IU soft capsules Summary of Product Characteristics.
  6. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 5,600 IU soft capsules Summary of Product Characteristics.
  7. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 800 IU soft capsules Summary of Product Characteristics.
  8. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 2,400 IU oral drops Summary of Product Characteristics.
  9. Consilient Health Ltd. InVita D3 400 IU soft gel capsules Summary of Product Characteristics.

*Care should be taken when prescribing in pregnancy as medicines can cross the placenta and may affect the foetus