Adcal D3 is used for housebound people, elderly people and people who don’t get enough calcium and vitamin D in their diet.
It is also used for management of osteoporosis and osteomalacia.
Adcal D3 chewable tablets is a calcium and vitamin D supplement used to prevent and treat calcium and vitamin D deficiency and help strengthen bones.
one tablet is taken in the morning and one in the evening. Adcal-D3 tablets should be chewed. Do not swallow whole.
Children under 12:
Adcal-D3 must not be given to children under 12 years old.
Adcal-D3® Chewable Tablets
Calcium carbonate (1500 mg) and vitamin D3 (400 I.U.)
Do not take Adcal-D3:
Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Adcal-D3.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:
Other medicines and Adcal-D3
Tell your doctor if you are taking calcium supplements or antacids for indigestion, digitalis drugs (eg. Lanoxin), diuretics or corticosteroids.
If you are taking thyroxine, bisphosphonates, iron or fluoride medicines, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics make sure your doctor knows this. When taking these medicines leave a period of about 4 hours before taking your Adcal-D3 tablets. Do not take them at the same time.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
In pregnancy or when breast feeding, Adcal-D3 should only be used under medical supervision. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Adcal-D3 with food
This medicine should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (e.g. spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (e.g. bran), or phytic acid (e.g. whole cereals).
Important information about some of the ingredients of Adcal-D3
Adcal-D3 contains a small amount of sugar and may be harmful to the teeth if used for a prolonged period.
Adcal-D3 contains soya oil. If you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this medicine.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Frequency not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
If you are on long term treatment your doctor may, from time to time wish to check the level of calcium in your blood and take urine samples to monitor kidney function.
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