INVITA D3 5 600 IU SOFT CAPSULES
Active substance(s): COLECALCIFEROL CONCENTRATE (OILY FORM)
InVita D3 5,600 IU
colecalciferol (vitamin D3)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine, because it contains important
information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
• 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.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What InVita D3 is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take InVita D3
3. How to take InVita D3
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store InVita D3
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT INVITA D3 IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
InVita D3 contains vitamin D3 which regulates the
uptake and metabolism of calcium as well as the
incorporation of calcium in bone tissue.
InVita D3 is used to prevent and treat vitamin D3
deficiency in adults and adolescents.
Your doctor may prescribe InVita D3 as an adjunct to
specific bone loss medication.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE
Do not take InVita D3:
• if you are allergic to colecalciferol or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• if you have hypercalcaemia (increased levels of
calcium in the blood) or hypercalciuria (increased
levels of calcium in the urine).
• if you have hypervitaminosis D (increased levels of
vitamin D in the blood).
• if you have kidney stones.
If any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking InVita D3.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking InVita D3:
• if you suffer from sarcoidosis (a special type of
connective tissue disease that affects the lungs, skin
• when using other drugs containing vitamin D.
• if you have kidney problems or have had kidney
This medicine is not recommended for use in children
under 12 years of age.
Other medicines and InVita D3
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines, in
particular any of the following:
• Cholestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol).
• Phenytoin or barbiturates (used to treat epilepsy).
• Laxatives which contain paraffin oil.
• Thiazide diuretics (to treat high blood pressure).
• Glucocorticoids (to treat inflammation).
• Cardiac glycosides (to treat heart conditions), e.g.
• Actinomycin (chemotherapy)
• Imidazole (antifungal)
• Orlistat (weight loss aid)
InVita D3 with food and drink
See section 3 “How to take InVita D3”
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
InVita D3 can be used up to 2 capsules a week during
pregnancy, only if you have been diagnosed with vitamin
D deficiency and following the advice of your doctor.
InVita D3 can be used during breastfeeding. Vitamin D3
passes over into breast milk. This should be considered
when giving additional vitamin D to the breast-fed child.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
InVita D3 during pregnancy, if you are breast feeding or
if you are planning to have a baby.
Driving and using machines
InVita D3 has no known effects on ability to drive or use
InVita D3 contains Allura Red AC (E129) and Sunset
Yellow FCF (E110)
InVita D3 5,600 IU soft capsules contain Allura Red AC
(E129) and Sunset Yellow FCF (E110) which may cause
If you are allergic to the above colouring agents, consult
your doctor or pharmacist.
3. HOW TO TAKE INVITA D3
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has
told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
The capsules should be swallowed whole with water.
InVita D3 can be taken with or without food.
The recommended dose is: 1 capsule every week.
The weekly dose shall not exceed 5 capsules.
Use in children
InVita D3 5,600 IU capsules are not intended for use in
children under 12 years of age. Other forms of this
medicine maybe more suitable for children; ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more InVita D3 than you should
If you have taken more of this medicine than directed,
or if a child accidentally has taken this medicine, please
contact your doctor or emergency unit for judgement of
the risk and advice.
The most common symptoms of overdose are: nausea,
vomiting, excessive thirst, the production of large
amounts of urine over 24 hours, constipation and
dehydration, high levels of calcium in the blood
(hypercalcaemia) and in the urine (hypercalciuria)
shown by lab test.
If you forget to take InVita D3
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
If you stop taking InVita D3
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking InVita D3 and seek immediate medical help
if you experience symptoms of serious allergic
reactions, such as:
• swollen face, lips, tongue or throat
• difficulty swallowing
• hives and difficulty breathing
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Hypercalcaemia (increased levels of serum calcium) and
hypercalciuria (increased levels of urine calcium).
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people): Itching, rash
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.
uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE INVITA D3
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and blister after Exp. The expiry
date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original
packaging to protect from light.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures
will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
What InVita D3 contains
The active substance is colecalciferol (vitamin D3).
Each soft capsule contains 0.14 mg colecalciferol
corresponding to 5,600 IU vitamin D3.
• The other ingredients are: all-rac-α-tocopherol
(E307), medium chain triglycerides,glycerol (E422),
gelatin (E441), Opacode® White imprinting ink
(consisting of: shellac (E904), titanium dioxide (E171)
and simethicone), Allura Red AC (E129) and Sunset
Yellow FCF (E110).
What InVita D3 looks like and contents of the pack
InVita D3 5,600 IU is a red, oval-shaped, soft capsule.
It contains a slightly yellow oily liquid. Each capsule
has “5.6” printed in white ink. Capsule dimensions are
10.5mm x 7mm.
Each carton contains 4 or 12 capsules packed in blisters.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Consilient Health Limited
5th Floor, Beaux Lane House, Mercer Street Lower,
Dublin 2, Ireland.
McGregor Cory Limited
Middleton Close, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 4RS,
This leaflet was last revised in October 2016