Decara (cholecalciferol) is a vitamin D3 which is essential for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.
Decara is mainly used to treat and prevent various conditions caused by a lack of vitamin D, and specifically conditions of the skin or bones. However, Decara may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Vitamin D and calcium are in important for building and strengthening the bones. Vitamin D is used to treat and prevent bone disorders such as rickets. It is made by the body once the skin is exposed to sunlight.
However, Decara may be used in kidney disease to keep calcium levels normal and allow normal bone growth. Do not use Decara if you have an allergic reaction to vitamin D. Consult your doctor for more information.