Colecalciferol

(Fultium D3®, Colecalciferol)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Capsules,
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution, oral drops
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - chewable tablet, orodispersible tablets
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Colecalciferol
Usual formulation brand names
Fultium D3®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
400unit, 1,000unit, 2,000unit chewable tablets; 2,000unit orodispersible tablets
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Licensed oral solution, oral drops
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available. 20,000unit/ml oral drops are imported from Germany
Liquid strengths
1,000, 1,440, 2,000, 3,000, 10,000, 25,000, & 50,000units/ml, 15,000units/5ml, 25,000units/2.5ml oral liquids; 400, 1,000, 2,000, 2,400, 2,500, 2,740, 10,000units/ml oral drops
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- sugar free available
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available
Notes
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