What is cholecalciferol used to treat?

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Cholecalciferol, a form of vitamin D (vitamin D3) is used to prevent and treat vitamin D deficiencies in children and adults. If children have a vitamin D deficiency, they have an increased risk of developing a disease called rickets. Adults who are deficient are at an increased risk of osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease.

Vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of these health problems by helping your body better absorb calcium.