Uprise D3 is a Vitamin D supplement. It treats vitamin D deficiency in adults and elderly people by mimicking the functions of vitamin D. In children this medicine is prescribed to strengthen the body in its entirety as well as the muscles. This medicine is available both in the form of capsules and syrup. Uprise D3 contains cholecalciferol, which is a vitamin that dissolves fat.
Vitamin D is a natural component produced by the skin since sunlight encourages the production of Vitamin D in the body. Some foods like spinach, soybeans, fatty fish, egg yolks, dairy products are rich in Vitamin D3. The administration of Vitamin D3 in the body has various uses. For instance it encourages the proper absorption of calcium and phosphorous by the body, thereby strengthening teeth, bones and muscles.
Uprise is a supplement of Vitamin D3 and is therefore used to treat disorders that develop as a result of vitamin D deficiency such as:
In infants especially those who are breast-fed, Uprise D3 might be prescribed as it works as a medical replacement of sunlight and foods containing Vitamin D3.
It can also work as a supportive treatment in case of kidney diseases. It helps in keeping the calcium concentration in the body in check, thereby preventing bone loss.
In geriatric care, the medicine is given to senior patients to compensate their inability of using Vitamin D3 in their body.
The active ingredient of this medicine is 60000 IU of cholecalciferol.
Vitamin supplements usually have no side effects. However, overdosing can raise the concentration of calcium in the body. Some of the signs of overdosing include:
In rare cases, this medicine can also trigger an allergic reaction win which the patient might suffer from outbreak of rashes, breathing trouble, inflammation of the mouth, tongue and throat.
If patients observe anything abnormal immediately after taking this medicine, or a few days after the commencement of this medicine, they should consult their doctor.
The exact dosage that a patient needs to take decided as per the doctor’s discretion.
Some of the determining factors include a patient’s age, the type of condition, and the existence of other medical conditions.
In cases of rickets, the usual dose is 0.3 mg to 0.12 mg once a day until the duration of the course. In cases of osteoporosis, the average dose is 20 to 25 mcg per day.
This medicine is available in the form of both capsules and syrup. Uprise D3 Syrup is usually prescribed to children, and in this case the dose varies from one to two tablespoons per day, till the duration of the course.
Cholecalciferol present in Uprise D3 works by regulating the parathyroid hormone and by maintaining a proper balance of calcium. It induces the kidneys to absorb calcium and it also accelerates intestinal uptake of calcium and phosphorous. Cholecalciferol improves the transportation of calcium and phosphorous from the bone to the plasma. This component also encourages the mineralization of bones and assimilation of Vitamin A, thereby managing the adverse effects of rickets, osteoporosis, and other disorders which lead to bone degeneration as a result of Vitamin D deficiency.
You should not buy this drug without prior consultation with a doctor. Tell your doctor about the medicines that you take on a daily basis, existence of other medical conditions (if any), upcoming surgeries or prior history of surgeries (if any), before this medicine is prescribed. If you are pregnant, about to conceive or are breast-feeding ask your doctor whether this medicine is safe for you. Take the drug only if the doctor approves.
Some of the medical conditions that require special consultation before this medicine is prescribed are:
People with hypersensitivity are advised against taking this medicine.
Drug interaction will either render the medicines ineffective or will make one more susceptible to the side effects of the medicines. Therefore doctors must have a complete knowledge of all the medicines taken by the patient. Here are the drugs that might interact adversely with Uprise D3:
This drug might alter certain test results, like that of cholesterol. Therefore a patient’s schedules for a blood test while on this medicine will need to be altered, which is why the doctor should be consulted.
Here is a list of the medicines that have similar functioning to that of Uprise D3:
All of these medicines contain 60k IU of cholecalciferol.
Ans: There could be many reasons behind Vitamin D deficiency in a person. One of the leading causes is malnutrition. Vegetarianism might lead to this disorder as most of the Vitamin D is found in meat, fish, and egg yolks. Other factors include less exposure to sunlight, kidney diseases, malabsorption syndrome due to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, and aging. To alleviate the adverse effects of vitamin D deficiency the doctor prescribes vitamin supplements like Uprise D3 patients.
Ans: A 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test can indicate whether a person has vitamin D deficiency or not. A level of vitamin D that is between 20 nanograms/millilitre and 50 ng/ml is considered normal. If a person is found to have less than 12 ng/ml of vitamin D in the body, then it means that he/she has Vitamin D deficiency and immediately requires treatment.
Ans: Some alternatives that can be used in place of Uprise D3 are Calgym, Mashyne, Lumia, Tayo, Bonshine, Calcibest, D-360, and D-Shine.
Ans: While this drug cannot treat gastric ulcers on its own, it can aid the treatment.
Ans: No, this drug does not cause the side effect of sweating.
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