About Altavita D3

Altavita D3 comes as a soft capsule or a single dose oral solution. The Altavita D3 range offers a choice of daily, weekly and monthly medicines for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency. Your doctor will advise you on the dose that is right for you.

Four packets of altavita D3

What is your medicine used for?1-4

Altavita D3 is prescribed:

  • For the prevention of vitamin D deficiency when it is felt that there is a significant risk of deficiency or the body is facing an increased demand for vitamin D.
  • Alongside other medicines to treat certain bone conditions, such as thinning of the bone (osteoporosis).
  • To treat vitamin D deficiency that has been confirmed by blood tests.

Altavita® D3 1,000 IU and 7,000 IU soft gel capsules are also prescribed:

  • For the prevention of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant and breastfeeding women when it is felt that there is a significant risk of deficiency2-3
  • For people who prefer a weekly or daily dose

Most likely, your doctor has prescribed Altavita® D3 for you because you have a vitamin D deficiency, or they want to prevent you developing one. Altavita® D3 is also used alongside other medicines to treat certain bone conditions such as thinning of the bone (osteoporosis).

You need a prescription from your doctor to get Altavita® D3. You can’t buy it ‘over the counter’.

Vitamin D supplements that you can buy at your pharmacy are manufactured to different standards than prescription-only medicines such as Altavita® D3.

You can be sure with a prescription-only medicine, such as Altavita® D3, that your medicine will provide you with a consistent amount of vitamin D at the quantity specified on the pack.

Altavita D3 comes as a soft capsule or an oral solution. The Altavita D3 range offers a choice of daily, weekly and monthly medicines for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency.

Four packets of altavitaA packet of Altavita D3 showing the contents of the packet, which are 3 liquid capsules

Your doctor will discuss the best dose and treatment schedule for you – this will be determined by your situation, age and the severity of the deficiency. Always take your medicine as your doctor has prescribed it.

It is important to take your medicine as it has been prescribed even if you feel healthy and well.

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  • Are allergic to vitamin D or any of the other ingredientswarning symbol
  • Have high levels of calcium in the blood (Hypercalcaemia)
  • Have high levels of calcium in the urine (Hypercalciuria)
  • Have disturbed parathyroid hormone metabolism (pseudohypoparathyroidism)
  • Have kidney stones (renal calculi)
  • Have high levels of vitamin D in the blood (Hypervitaminosis D)
  • Are pregnant

Note: Altavita 1,000 and 7,000 IU are indicated for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant and  breastfeeding women when it is felt that there is a significant risk of vitamin D deficiency  2,3

  • Are allergic to vitamin D or any of the other ingredients.warning symbol
  • Have high levels of calcium in the blood (Hypercalcaemia)
  • Have high levels of calcium in the urine (Hypercalciuria)
  • Have nephrolithiasis and/or nephrocalcinosis
  • Have serious renal impairment
  • Have hypervitaminosis D
  • Have disturbed parathyroid hormone metabolism (pseudohypoparathyroidism)
  • Are pregnant

Note:  Altavita 1,000 and 7,000 IU are indicated for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant and  breastfeeding women when it is felt that there is a significant risk of vitamin D deficiency 2,3

  • Are allergic to vitamin D or any of the other ingredients. warning symbol
  • Have high levels of calcium in the blood (Hypercalcaemia)
  • Have high levels of calcium in the urine (Hypercalciuria)
  • Have nephrolithiasis and/or nephrocalcinosis
  • Have serious renal impairment
  • Have hypervitaminosis D
  • Have disturbed parathyroid hormone metabolism (pseudohypoparathyroidism)

1. Consilient Health Ltd. Altavita D3 25,000 IU Oral Solution, Summary of Product Characteristics available on www.medicines.ie
2. Consilient Health Ltd. Altavita D3 1,000 IU Soft Capsule, Summary of Product Characteristics available on www.medicines.ie
3. Consilient Health Ltd. Altavita D3 7,000 IU Soft Capsule, Summary of Product Characteristics available on www.medicines.ie
4. Consilient Health Ltd. Altavita D3 25,000 IU Soft Capsule, Summary of Product Characteristics available on www.medicines.ie

IE/ALT/0816/0012a(1) Date of Preparation: October 2019

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