Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Ostelin Specialist Range Vitamin D TM

Active ingredients: colecalciferol

What it is used for

For the treatment of vitamin D deficiency in adults and adolescents as directed by your medical practitioner or pharmacist.,For the prevention of vitamin D deficiency in high risk individuals under the supervision of a medical practitioner.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear blue oval soft capsule with pale yellow solution, printed '7000'.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Vitamin D 25 OH - Lab Tests Online AU

Your doctor may request a vitamin D 25 OH measurement as part of a general check-up because vitamin D deficiency appears to be very common in Australia

Read more on Lab Tests Online AU website

Eggs - Better Health Channel

The humble egg is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness. Eggs are full of things your body needs. They are a great source of protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, folic acid and iron). In fact, eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Vitamins and nutritional supplements - MyDr.com.au

Vitamins and nutritional supplements are intended to provide essential nutrients which are missing or sufficient in a person’s diet.

Read more on myDr website

Osteopenia and Bone Health

Osteopenia simply describes low bone density following a bone density scan (also known as a bone density test). Osteopenia is based on the result from this scan and is in the range between normal and osteoporosis

Read more on Healthy Bones Australia website

Ultrasound - InsideRadiology

InsideRadiology provides free and easily accessible, accurate, up to date and credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures.

Read more on InsideRadiology website

Diagnosis – Bone Health

Diagnosis How is osteoporosis diagnosed? Osteoporosis is diagnosed with a bone density scan (also referred to as bone density test or bone mineral density test or by the medical name DXA test)

Read more on Healthy Bones Australia website

Osteoporosis treatment options - MyDr.com.au

Osteoporosis treatment choices (including medicines and lifestyle measures) are based on your age, sex, general health, the severity of your osteoporosis and the likelihood of you breaking a bone. 

Read more on myDr website

Osteoporosis Treatment and Bone Health

Diagnosed osteoporosis requires prescribed treatment to protect bone health.

Read more on Healthy Bones Australia website

Treatment – Bone Health

Treatment Diagnosed osteoporosis requires prescribed treatment to protect bone health

Read more on Healthy Bones Australia website

Severe Asthma Treatment - Treating Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

Asthma treatments differ based on the individual person. Find out more about finding the right asthma treatment for you.

Read more on Asthma Australia website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo