Question

What is the difference between Desunin® and unlicensed vitamin D supplements/specials?

Desunin® is a licensed, prescription-only medicine.1,2

As a licensed product, Desunin® offers a reliable therapeutic solution for treating vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency.1 Each Desunin® tablet contains 800 IU or 4000IU of vitamin D1,2 and has been manufactured to good manufacturing practice standards for the pharmaceutical industry. Desunin® is stringently quality controlled at all stages of production, packaging and shipping providing a consistent and predictable level of quality. 

Vitamin D supplements available without prescription from pharmacies, shops and over the internet have not been evaluated or authorised before being introduced to the consumer market.

References

1. Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Desunin. Summary of Product Characteristics. April 2012. Avaliable at https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/27007.
2. Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Desunin 4000IU. Summary of Product Characteristics. Oct 2015. Avaliable at https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/32123