Which medications in the drug class Vitamins are used in the treatment of Cholestasis?

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Vitamins

Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K must be administered as individual supplements to assure proper absorption.

Phytonadione (AquaMEPHYTON)

Vitamin K. Fat-soluble vitamin absorbed by the gut and stored in the liver. Necessary for the function of clotting factors in the coagulation cascade. Used to replace essential vitamins not obtained in sufficient quantities in the diet or to further supplement levels.

Vitamin E (Liqui E)

Vitamin E. Prevention and treatment of hemolytic anemia secondary to vitamin deficiency or need for dietary supplementation. Protects polyunsaturated fatty acids in membranes from attack by free radicals and protects RBC against hemolysis.

Vitamin A (Aquasol A)

Needed for bone development, growth, visual adaptation to darkness, testicular and ovarian function, and as a cofactor in many biochemical processes.

Ergocalciferol (Drisdol, Calciferol)

Vitamin D. Stimulates absorption of calcium and phosphate from small intestine and promotes release of calcium from bone into blood. PO solution comes as 8000 U/mL (200 mcg/mL, 40 U/mcg).


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