Also known as: Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol
Brand names: FOSAMAX PLUS D (in combination) INFUVITE ADULT (in combination)
In its biologically active form vitamin D3 stimulates intestinal calcium absorption, incorporation of calcium into the osteoid, and release of calcium from bone tissue. In the small intestine it promotes rapid and delayed calcium uptake. The passive and active transport of phosphate is also stimulated.