Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) calcium + colecalciferol. On this page you will find out more about Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: calcium + colecalciferol
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Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium chewable tablet, 60
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What this medicine is for
Vitamin D is an important nutrient for strong healthy bones. Maintain / Ensures healthy strong bones. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D / the form found in the human body. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus, which are vital for functions such as the development of bones; healthy nervous and immune systems; regulation of some hormones and normal cell growth and maturation. Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle development, function, and preservation. Vitamin D is required to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate, which are in turn needed for the normal mineralisation of bone, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and general cellular function in all cells of the body as well as bone growth and maintenance of bone density. May reduce the risk of falls, which may be due to supporting muscle tone and strength Vitamin D affects many organ systems, including bone, immune system, intestines, kidneys, parathyroid glands and pancreas. Improving and/or maintaining adequate vitamin D status may have significant long term health benefits/may have protective effects on long term health. Vitamin D is required to develop and maintain healthy bones/healthy skeleton. Adequate vitamin D is required to maintain normal calcium metabolism and peak bone mass. May help to increase bone mineral density. Maintaining adequate vitamin D status assists general health and wellbeing. May help maintain/improve muscle strength, walking distance and functional ability in the elderly. Helps reduce the incidence of falls in the elderly, supporting muscle and bone health. Reduces the risk of falls in the elderly by more than 20%. Vitamin D may help maintain a healthy immune system/ involved in regulation of the immune system. Vitamin D is important for both lactating women and nursing infants. The requirement for vitamin D increases in pregnant women due to calcium deposition and bone mineralisation in the developing baby. Colecalciferol (vitamin D3) may be more effective at increasing serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, a measure of vitamin D status, than ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). The people who can most benefit from supplementation are the elderly, those who avoid the sun, people with dark skin or who wear concealing clothing and people with reduced absorption of nutrients from the gut. The elderly may require additional dietary vitamin D, as the ability of the skin to make vitamin D with exposure to sunlight decreases with age. Older individuals may require a higher dietary intake of vitamin D to achieve vitamin D sufficiency, and to support normal calcium absorption and maintain healthy bones. In the absence of sun exposure, 1000 IU of colecalciferol is needed to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D. Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium may help slow down the process of bone loss (by providing calcium to the body). Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium may help reduce the rate of bone loss (by providing calcium to the body). Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium may help slow down the rate of bone loss (by providing calcium to the body).
Table of characteristics
|Dosage Form||Tablet, chewable|
|Route of administration||Oral|
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