Description of the medicine: Videcholum
Molecular compound cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) with cholesterol.
Colorless crystals or white crystalline powder. Is unstable to oxygen of air and light. Almost nerastvorim in water, it is difficult soluble in alcohol.
Videchol is a specific anti-cancer drug. Like other preparations of vitamin D, it regulates the exchange of calcium and phosphorus, accelerates absorption of calcium in the intestines, improves the reabsorption of phosphorus in the kidneys, promotes the formation of bone skeleton and teeth in children, and the preservation of bone structure.
The drug is administered inward as a solution in oil. For the prevention of rickets are prescribed to term infants starting from the 2nd month, premature infants - after 2 weeks of life. Pre-natal children are given 30 000 - 40 000 IU per day (in 2 divided doses) for 12-14 days, preterm infants - 6250 - 10 000 IU per day for 2 months.
For the treatment of rickets of the first degree, 10,000 to 15,000 IU per day (2 times a day) are administered for 4 to 6 weeks (for courses ranging from 300,000 to 400,000 IU to 500,000 to 600,000 IU). In case of rickets of II degree, 15,000 - 20,000 IU are prescribed twice a day; On the course (within 4 - 6 weeks) 600 000 - 800 000 IU. In case of rickets of III degree, 800 000 - 1 200 000 IU for treatment course for 5-7 weeks or 50 000 IU for 2 weeks, then for 8000 IU for 6 weeks.
To treat bone disease, VID is used for 3000 IU per day for 1, 5 months.
When using videochol, it is necessary to observe the correct diet (including additional administration of vitamins A, C and group B) and a general strengthening regimen.
Contraindications for use are the same as for ergocalciferol.
In children prone to bowel dysfunction, admission and loosening of the stool is possible with taking videohole; In these cases, reduce the dose of the drug.
Product: 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 not more than +5 'C.