About Altavita® D3

Altavita® D3 offers a choice of daily, weekly or monthly medicines for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency. 1-4

Altavita® D3 1000 IU, 7000 IU , 25000 IU soft capsules and 25,000 IU oral solution are licensed:

  • For the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency
  • As an adjunct to specific therapy for osteoporosis in patients with vitamin D deficiency, or at risk of vitamin D insufficiency.

Altavita® D3 1000 IU and 7000 IU soft capsules are also indicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding.1,2

Always prescribe Altavita® D3 by brand name and presentation

four packets of Altavita

  • An 8 week study comparing similar cumulative doses of vitamin D3 administered either daily, weekly or monthly in elderly patients with hip fracture, demonstrated that supplementation with vitamin D can be achieved equally well with daily, weekly or monthly dosing5

Graph showing effects of cumulative doses

Results from GP studies have shown that the most important attributes when choosing a vitamin D medicine were : 6,7

80% of GP’s were likely to switch from daily to weekly in patients starting longer-term maintenance treatment following a short-term initial treatment course of higher strength vitamin D7.

74% of GP’s were likely to switch from daily to weekly in patients starting longer-term treatment for prevention of vitamin D deficiency (without a prior loading course)7.

Simplify dosing with weekly vitamin D medication 

  • Weekly Treatment of vitamin D deficiency (2 x Altavita 25,000 IU weekly for 6 -8 weeks)
  • Weekly Prevention/ adjunct to osteoporosis treatments  (1 x Altavita 7,000 IU weekly)

  1. Consilient Health Ltd, Altavita® D3 1,000 IU soft capsules, Summary of product characteristics – available on medicines.ie
  2. Consilient Health Ltd, Altavita® D3 7,000 IU soft capsules, Summary of product characteristics – available on medicines.ie
  3. Consilient Health Ltd, Altavita® D3 25,000 IU soft capsules, Summary of product characteristics – available on medicines.ie
  4. Consilient Health Ltd, Altavita® D3 25,000 IU oral solution, Summary of product characteristics – available on medicines.ie
  5. Ish-Shalom S et al. Comparison of daily, weekly, and monthly vitamin D3 in ethanol dosing protocols for two months in elderly hip fracture patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008; 93(9): 3430-3435.
  6. IPSOS MRBI, 8th March 2019, The Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Ireland – GP survey. Report of findings.
  7. First-Line Research, February 2018, Understanding the Opportunity for the Prescribing of Weekly Doses of Vitamin D3 as Maintenance Therapy ( for the management / prevention of Vitamin D deficiency )