Medication Description: Videcholum
Molecular compound of cholecalciferol (vitamin D) with cholesterol.
Colorless crystals or white crystalline powder. It is unstable to oxygen of air and light. Practically insoluble in water, difficult to dissolve in alcohol.
Videol is a specific anti-anti-Samitic agent. Like other preparations of vitamin D, it regulates calcium and phosphorus metabolism, accelerates calcium absorption in the intestines, improves reabsorption of phosphorus in the kidneys, promotes the formation of bone skeleton and teeth in children, as well as the preservation of bone structure.
The drug is administered internally in the form of a solution in oil. For the prevention of rickets prescribed to full-term babies from the 2nd month, premature - after 2 weeks of life. Full-term babies are given 30,000–40,000 IU per day (in 2 doses) for 12–14 days, premature - by 6,250–10,000 IU per day for 2 months.
For the treatment of rickets of the I degree, they use 10,000–15,000 IU per day (in 2 doses) for 4–6 weeks (for the course from 300,000–400,000 IU to 500,000– 600,000 IU). When rickets II degree prescribed 15 000 - 20 000 IU 2 times a day; for the course (within 4–6 weeks) 600,000 –800,000 IU. With rickets of grade III, 800,000 - 1,200,000 IU per course of treatment for 5-7 weeks, or 50,000 IU (in 2 doses) for 2 weeks, then 8,000 IU for 6 weeks.
For the treatment of bone diseases, videol uses 3000 IU per day for 1, 5 months.
Applying videochol, it is necessary to strictly observe the correct diet (including the additional introduction of vitamins A, C and group B) and the general strengthening regime.
Contraindications to use are the same as for ergocalciferol.
In children who are prone to intestinal dysfunction, while taking videhol, there may be more frequent and thinning stools; in these cases, reduce the dose of the drug.
Product form: 0.125% or 0.25% solution in oil (Solutio Videcholi oleosa 0.125% aut 0.25%) in orange glass bottles of 5; 10 or 30 ml.
Storage: List B. In the dark place at a temperature of no higher than + 5 'C.