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Adcal D3 Chewable Tablets promotes delaying and preventing certain bone conditions such as osteoporosis. Each chewable tablet is packed full of Calcium and Vitamin D3, which is scientifically proven to help prevent hip and non-vertebral bone fractures from occurring later in life. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking Adcal D3 Chewable Tablets.
How to take Adcal-D3:
- Adults, elderly and children over 12 years of age - 2 tablets daily, ideally one tablet 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.
- If you take more Adcal-D3 than you should - You should only take what your doctor recommends. If you take too many Adcal-D3 tablets contact your doctor or pharmacist if you can do so. If not, go to the nearest hospital casualty department immediately, taking the Adcal-D3 pack and remaining tablets with you.
- If you forget to take Adcal-D3 - If you forget to take your tablet, take it as soon as possible and continue to take the tablets as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
- If you stop taking Adcal-D3 - Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before stopping using Adcal-D3.
- If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Adcal D3:
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. Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:
- you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine or to soya
- this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
- you have kidney problems
- you have or have a history of kidney stones
- you have high levels of calcium in your urine
- you have high levels of calcium in your blood. This could be caused by certain conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, sarcoidosis, vitamin D poisoning, or cancer or tumours of the bones
- your osteoporosis is caused by being immobile
- you are on a low-sugar diet or have diabetes
- you have fructose intolerance
- you have glucose-galactose malabsorption
- you have sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency
- you are taking calcium and vitamin D supplements
The following medicines may interact with this medicine:
- Thyroxine, bisphosphonates, sodium fluoride, quinolones, tetracycline antibiotics or iron - take these medicines at least four hours before you take a calcium preparation
- Phenytoin; barbiturates; thiazide diuretics; glucocorticoids; cardiac glycosides such as digoxin; calcium and vitamin D preparations
Possible side effects of Adcal D3:
Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone taking the same medicine will get the same side-effects. The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:
Gastrointestinal disturbances such as constipation, nausea, flatulence, stomach pain or diarrhoea abnormally high levels of calcium in your blood or urine - this may happen if you take high doses of this medicine for a long period of time rashes