How It Works:

Cholecalciferol promotes the absorption of calcium from the gut and helps maintain adequate calcium levels in the body. It regulates the blood levels of calcium and phosphorus and also plays key role in the re-absorption of calcium from bone tissue.

Side Effects:

Uncommon: high levels of calcium in blood, vomiting, urge to vomit, increased thirst, drowsiness or confusion, constipation, stomach ache, loss of appetite, high levels of calcium in urine, muscle weakness, kidney stones.Rare: Skin allergies.

Used For:

Cholecalciferol is a form of vitamin D, also known as vitamin D3. It is used to prevent and treat vitamin D deficiency in children and adults (rickets and osteomalacia). 


Do not give cholecalciferol capsules to children under 12 years. Make sure you take 600-1200mg of calcium per dayDo not take cholecalciferol.
  • If allergic (hypersensitive) to cholecalciferol.
  • If suffering from kidney failure, have kidney stones (renal calculi) or have a tendency to form kidney stones.
Talk to your doctor
  • If you are suffering from heart disease or narrowing of arteries, a multisystem chronic inflammatory condition which can affect your lungs, heart and kidneys (sarcoidosis).
  • If you are taking medicines containing vitamin D, or eating foods or drinking milk enriched with vitamin D.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. Is cholecalciferol safe?Cholecalciferol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is cholecalciferol vegetarian, vegan, natural or synthetic?Cholecalciferol is produced synthetically by extracting 7-dehydrocholesterol from lanolin found in sheep's wool and then irradiated with ultraviolet light. 
Q. Is cholecalciferol available over-the-counter?It is available as an over-the counter medicine, but should always be taken ONLY at the advice of the doctor. 
Q. Is cholecalciferol/ Calcirol a steroid, hormone or calcium?Cholecalciferol/ Calcirol is a fat-soluble vitamin that has properties of both a vitamin and a hormone. Cholecalciferol does not produce steroid-like effects on the body.
Q. Is cholecalciferol/ calcirol/ vitamin D3 water soluble?Cholecalciferol/ calcirol/ vitamin D3 are a fat-soluble vitamin.
Q. What is calcirol/ caldikind/ uprise 1 g sachets/granules /powder?Calcirol/ caldikind/ uprise 1 g sachets/granules contain fine or course particles of cholecalciferol or vitamin D3 (60000 iu per g), which are to be dissolved in milk, curd or water before consumption.
Q. Does cholecalciferol suppress parathyroid hormone (PTH) production?Cholecalciferol increases calcium level and thereby suppresses the PTH.
Q. Does cholecalciferol cause headaches / constipation / weight gain / lowering of blood pressure?There are some side effects which may occur with this drug. Please follow doctor’s advice if you experience any of these side effects.
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