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Colostrum

Last updated on 02/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Colostrum

CHINESE NAME: 牛初乳

BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: California Gold Nutrition, Now Foods, Symbiotics

DRUG CLASS: Supplements

SUB CLASS: Dietary Supplements, Antioxidants

USED FOR: Dietary supplementation

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– (Oral powder)
– (Capsules)
– (Chewable tablets)
– (Oral solution)

What is Colostrum for?

Colostrum is a milky product which comes from cows, collected the first few days after delivery. It contains many immune cells, growth factors and antimicrobial substances. Some studies claim that Colostrum can give ergogenic enhancement and improved immunity.

How to use it?

Colostrum is available in powder, capsules, tablets and liquid for oral use. 

Powder:
Please refer to the product insert for specific directions of use, or use as directed by medical professionals.

Capsules:
Take 1-2 capsules daily on an empty stomach with a glass of water, or use as directed by medical professionals.

Chewable tablets:
Chew 2 tablets daily on an empty stomach, or use as directed by medical professionals.

Solution:
1/2 teaspoon twice daily, or use as directed by medical professionals.

What are the side effects of Colostrum?

There are no reported common side effects.

Who should not take Colostrum?

People who are allergic to cow’s milk, milk products, or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– The effect of Colostrum on humans is not fully recognized and understood.
– It is advised not to take too much to prevent unknown side effects.
– For chronic disease patients, please seek advice from medical professionals before taking any supplements. 

Common dosing schedule:
Please refer to specific product instructions.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Colostrum may interact with:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Colostrum in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Colostrum is an over-the-counter supplement and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Colostrum in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.