This medicine is available in different forms that are taken by mouth: as tablets that have to be chewed or sucked slowly before swallowing, as caplets that can be swallowed directly or chewed, or as effervescent tablets or granules that have to be dissolved in water before taking.
If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.
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This is because high levels of calcium in the body can lead to kidney problems or the milk-alkali syndrome. You must seek medical advice from your doctor or a health nutritionist if you have a calcium rich diet, or are taking vitamin D or calcium-containing preparations.
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This medicine may be available in different flavours and strengths.
Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone taking the same medicine will get the same side-effects.
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If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose.
This medicine may be available under brand names including: Calcichew D3 Accrete D3 Adcal D3 Cacit D3 Calceos Natecal D3.
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This medicine helps correct calcium and vitamin D deficiencies and vitamin D also helps the intestine absorb both calcium and phosphorus which are needed for bone growth. This medicine contains vitamin D3 which is also known as colecalciferol and the calcium salt, calcium carbonate. Calcium and vitamin D are essential for the growth of healthy bones and teeth.
This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking it.
Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.
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You should not take this medicine to treat a condition that has not been diagnosed by a healthcare professional.
The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:
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You should not take this medicine within two hours of eating foods that contain phosphates, oxalic acid orphytic acid. There are certain foods that may prevent the body from absorbing calcium. These include foods containing phosphates (such as ham, sausages and cheese spread), oxalic acid (such as spinach, cocoa, tea, sorrel and rhubarb), and phytic acid (such as whole-grain cereals, pulses and chocolate).
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If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.
It is also used in managing certain conditions such as osteoporosis or osteomalacia. It is used in situations including poor dietary intake, when the body requires higher than normal levels as during pregnancy or to correct deficiencies in the elderly. This medicine is a calcium and vitamin D supplement and helps correct low levels of calcium and vitamin D in the body.
However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding. This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
The following medicines may interact with this medicine:
If you are taking the effervescent tablets or granules you should drink the prepared solution immediay after the tablets or granules have compley dissolved.
Do not give this medicine to children unless prescribed by a doctor. There may be preparations of this medicine that may be suitable for children.
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