ACO D-drops prevents vitamin D deficiency in children up to two years old, in some children with special needs up to the age of 5.
Vitamin D helps regulate the levels of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to build bones and keep teeth and muscles healthy – especially important to growing children. Long term lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, which is an unusual but severe disease.
Palm oil is the most common oil used by both the food and the pharmaceutical industry. The impact on nature where palm oil is produced and, in the long perspective, the impact on the climate is now well documented. As a result of that ACO D-drops oil now is available without palm oil.
When processing vegetable oil Glycerol-based process contaminants such as glycidyl fatty acid esters (GE), 3-MCPD and 2-MCPD are formed. The by far highest levels of GE, 3-MCPD and 2-MCPD are found in palm oil and palm fats. GE is converted to Glycidol after ingestion. Glycidol is genotoxic and a carcinogen in animals and EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) has concluded that GE is a potential health concern particularly for infants and young children. The exposure of GE primarily comes from palm oil. The recommendation is to replace products with palm oil with alternatives containing other vegetable oils. ACO vitamin D is such a product, containing sun flower oil.
Vitamin D 80 IE/drop, oral drops, solution cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)
In oil: max +25°C
In water: 2°C – -8°C
ACO D-vitamin® (cholecalciferol) oral drops in oil or water solution, 80 IE/drop, OTC, EF
ATC code: A11CC
Therapeutic indications: ACO D-vitamin® is indicated to prevent vitamin D deficiency in children up to two years old, in some children with special needs up to the age of 5.
Precautions: Do not use if hypersensitive to the active ingredients or any of the other ingredients. The medicine should not be taken together with other medicines containing vitamin D. Vitamin D is fat soluble and can be stored in the body. If overdosed or in case of long-term treatment vitamin D could cause intoxication. D vitamin treatment should not exceed recommended dosage.
Dosing: The recommended dose for children 0-2 years is 5 drops daily. Recommended dose for children with special needs up to 5 years is 5 drops daily.
Storage: ACO D-vitamin® in oil solution is stored below 25°C. ACO D-vitamin® in water is stored between 2°C and 8°C.
Package information: 25 ml, brown glass bottle with white drop dispenser and a white screw cap.
For full information regarding prescription and SPC (2017-09-07) please see www.fass.se