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Essential medicine status
ATC codes: A11CC05
EMLc
Indication
Calcium deficiency ICD11 code: 5B5K.1Z
INN
Colecalciferol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core Ergocalciferol can be used as an alternative.
Formulations
Oral > Liquid: 400 IU per mL (EMLc)
Oral > Solid: 400 IU (EMLc) ; 1000 IU (EMLc)
EML status history
First added in 2007 (TRS 946)
Sex
All
Age
Children (1 month - 12 years)
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee discussed the suggestion of adding cholecalciferol to ergocalciferol in appropriate, equivalent forms and dosages because of the better bioavailability and metabolic action of cholecalciferol. The Subcommittee agreed to endorse both cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol for listing in the EMLc for the treatment of vitamin D deficiencies.