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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Vitamin D₃

Vitamin replacement

Chemical Names



(5Z,7E,3S)-9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-trien-3-ol (IUPAC)

7-Dehydrocholesterol, activated (USAN)

7-Dehydrocholesterol, irradiated

9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-trien-3-ol, (3β,5Z,7E)-

Cyclohexanol, 3-((2E)-2-((1R,3aS,7aR)-1-((1R)-1,5-dimetylhexyl)octahydro-7a-metyl-4H-inden-4-ylidene)etylidene)-4-metylene-, (1S,3Z)-

Foreign Names

  • Colecalciferolum (Latin)
  • Colecalciferol (German)
  • Colécalciférol (French)
  • Colecalciferol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cholecalciferol (OS: JAN)
  • Cholécalciférol (OS: DCF)
  • Colecalciferol (OS: BAN)
  • Colecalciferolo (OS: DCIT)
  • CCRIS 6286 (IS)
  • EINECS 200-673-2 (IS)
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 202901 (IS)
  • HSDB 820 (IS)
  • NSC 375571 (IS)
  • Oleovitamin D₃ (IS)
  • UNII-1C6V77QF41 (IS)
  • Vitamin D₃ (IS)
  • Cholecalciferol (PH: JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Cholécalciférol (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Cholecalciferolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Colecalciferol (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Colecalciferol Concentrate (Oily Form) (PH: BP 2018)
  • Colecalciferol Concentrate (Powder Form) (PH: BP 2018)
  • Colecalciferol Concentrate (Water-dispersible Form) (PH: BP 2018)
  • Colecalciferolum (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Oleovitamin D (PH: USP 41)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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