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STRIVIT-D3 800 IU CAPSULES SOFT

Active substance(s): CHOLECALCIFEROL / COLECALCIFEROL

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Package Leaflet: Information for the user

If any of the above applies to you, tell
doctor or pharmacist before taking
STRIVIT-D3 800 IU Capsules, Soft your
STRIVIT-D3.
Warnings and precautions
Colecalciferol
Talk to your doctor before taking STRIVIT-D3
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
• if you have kidney damage or disease. Your
you start taking this medicine because it
doctor may want to measure the levels of
contains important information for you.
calcium in your blood or urine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• if you are being treated for heart disease
again.
• you have sarcoidosis (an immune system
• If you have any further questions, ask your
disorder which may affect your liver, lungs,
doctor or pharmacist.
skin or lymph nodes)
• if you are already taking additional doses of
• This medicine has been prescribed for you
calcium or vitamin D. Whilst you are taking
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
STRIVIT-D3 your doctor will monitor your
harm them, even if their signs of illness are
blood levels of calcium to make sure they
the same as yours.
are not too high.
• If you get any side effects talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
Other medicines and STRIVIT-D3
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
See section 4.
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines.
What is in this leaflet
1. What STRIVIT-D3 is and what it is used for In particular the following medicines may
interact with STRIVIT-D3:
2. What you need to know before take
• Heart medicines (cardiac glycosides such
STRIVIT-D3
as digoxin).Your doctor may monitor your
3. How to take STRIVIT-D3
heart with an electrocardiogram (ECG) and
4. Possible side effects
measure the levels of calcium in your blood.
5. How to store STRIVIT-D3
• Thiazide diuretics (used to treat high
6. Contents of the pack and other information
blood pressure) reduce the urinary excretion
of calcium and can increase risk of
1. What STRIVIT-D3 is and what it is used
hypercalcaemia.
for
• Medicines used to treat epilepsy (such as
STRIVIT-D3 contains the active substance
phenytoin) or medicines to make you sleep
Colecalciferol.
(barbiturates such as phenobarbitone) can
Vitamin D is found in the diet and is also
decrease the effects of vitamin D.
produced in the skin after exposure to the sun.
Often vitamin D is given in combination with • Glucocorticoids (steroid hormones such
as hydrocortisone or prednisolone) can
calcium. STRIVIT-D3 is recommended for
decrease the effects of vitamin D.
use when you have a normal intake of dietary
• Laxatives (such as paraffin oil), or
calcium.
a cholesterol lowering drug called
STRIVIT-D3 may be prescribed by your
colestyramine, may reduce the absorption of
doctor to treat or prevent vitamin D deficiency.
vitamin D.
Deficiency of vitamin D may occur when
• Actinomycin (a medicine used to treat some
your diet or lifestyle does not provide you
forms of cancer) and imidazole antifungals
enough vitamin D or when your body requires
(medicines such as clotrimazole and
more vitamin D (for instance when you
ketoconazole used to treat fungal diseases)
are pregnant). STRIVIT-D3 may also be
may interfere with the metabolism of
prescribed for certain bone conditions, such
vitamin D.
as thinning of the bone (osteoporosis) when it
STRIVIT-D3
with food and drink
will be given to you with other medicines.
You can take STRIVIT-D3 with or without
2. What you need to know before you take
food and drink.
STRIVIT-D3
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take STRIVIT-D3
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a
vitamin D or any of the other ingredients in baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
the capsules (these are listed in section 6,
before taking this medicine.
Further information)
Driving and using machines
• if you have an allergy to peanuts or soya.
STRIVIT-D3 should not affect your ability to
This product contains arachis oil (peanut
drive or operate machinery.
oil). If you are allergic to peanut or soya,
STRIVIT-D3 contains
|do not use this medicinal product
• if you have high levels of vitamin D in your Arachis oil (peanut oil). If you are allergic
to peanut or soya, do not use this medicinal
blood (hypervitaminosis D)
product.
• if you have high blood levels of calcium
3. How to take STRIVIT-D3
(hypercalcaemia) or high urine levels of
Always take this medicine exactly as your
calcium (hypercalciuria)
• if you have kidney stones or serious kidney doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
problems.

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The recommended dose is:
In severe vitamin D deficiency (for adults
and the elderly)
Your doctor will usually prescribe you a dose
of 1-4 capsules daily for up to12 weeks. The
amount will depend on how low your vitamin
D levels are and how you respond to treatment.
Your doctor will then tell you to take 1-2
capsules daily to maintain your vitamin D
levels.
In moderate vitamin D deficiency (for
adults and the elderly) or to prevent vitamin
D deficiency
Your doctor will usually prescribe
1-2 capsules daily.
In vitamin D deficiency in children over
12 years
Your doctor will usually prescribe you
1 capsule daily.
In osteoporosis (you will also be taking
other medicines for this)
Your doctor will usually prescribe 1 capsule
daily. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are unsure.
The capsules should be swallowed whole
(not chewed) with water.
STRIVIT-D3 is not suitable for children under
12 years.
If you take more STRIVIT-D3 than you
should
If you accidentally take one capsule too
many, nothing is likely to happen. If you
accidentally take several capsules too many,
tell your doctor or get other medical advice
immediately. If possible, take the capsules,
the box and this leaflet with you to show the
doctor. If you take too many capsules, you
may feel or be sick, become constipated or
have stomach pains, weak muscles, tiredness,
lack of appetite, kidney problems and in severe
cases irregular heartbeats.
If you forget to take STRIVIT-D3
If you forget to take your capsules, take them
as soon as you can. Do not take a double dose
to make up for a forgotten dose. After that,
take the next capsule in accordance with the
instructions given to you by your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, STRIVIT-D3 can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects with STRIVIT-D3 may include:
Uncommon side effects (affecting less than
1 in 100 people)
• Too much calcium in your blood
(hypercalcaemia). You may feel or be
sick, lose your appetite, have constipation,
stomach ache, feel very thirsty, have muscle
weakness, drowsiness or confusion.
• Too much calcium in your urine
(hypercalciuria).
Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1000
people)
• Skin rash
• Itching
• Hives

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Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the
side effects become serious or if you notice
any side effects not listed.
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 STRIVIT-D3
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicine does not require any special
temperature storage conditions. Keep the
blister in the outer carton in order to protect
from light.
Do not use STRIVIT-D3 after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton as “EXP”. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What STRIVIT-D3 contains
The active ingredient (which makes the
medicine work) is Colecalciferol.
Each capsule contains 800 IU Colecalciferol
(equivalent to 20 micrograms Vitamin D3).
The other ingredients are:
Capsule Content
Arachis Oil (peanut oil)
Capsule Shell
Gelatin
Glycerol (E 422)
Brilliant Blue Supra containing Brilliant blue
for coloring of food (E133), sodium chloride
and sodium sulphate
Purified Water
What STRIVIT-D3 looks like and contents
of the pack
STRIVIT-D3 800 IU Capsule is a translucent
blue capsule (size 2) and has no markings.
It is available in blister packs containing
28, 30, 56, 60 or 90 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Strides Arcolab International Ltd.
Unit 4, Metro Centre, Tolpits Lane,
Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 9SS,
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Strides Shasun (UK) Ltd
Unit 4, Metro Centre, Tolpits Lane,
Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 9SS,
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last revised in 05/2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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