Calcichew D3 Forte Double Strength 1000mg/800iu Chewable Tablets 30 Pack

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Calcichew-D3 1000 mg/800 IU Once Daily chewable tablets

Information for the user

Calcichew-D3 1000 mg/800 IU Once Daily chewable tablets calcium / colecalciferol (vitamin D3)

1. What Calcichew-D3 Once Daily is and what it is used for

Calcichew- D3 Once Daily are chewable tablets containing calcium and vitamin D3, which both are important substances in bone formation. Calcichew-D3 Once Daily is used in the prevention and treatment of calcium and vitamin D deficiency in adults with an identified risk of calcium and vitamin D deficiency, and as a supplement to specific treatment of osteoporosis.

2. What you need to know before you take Calcichew-D3 Once Daily

Do not take Calcichew-D3 Once Daily:

  • if you are allergic to calcium, vitamin D, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
  • if you have severe kidney problems
  • if you have excessive amounts of calcium in the blood or in the urine
  • if you have kidney stones
  • if you have excessive amounts of vitamin D in the blood.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Calcichew-D3 Once Daily

  • if you are on long-term treatment, especially if you also take diuretics (used in treatment of high blood pressure or oedema) or cardiac glycosides (used to treat heart disorders).
  • if you have signs of impaired renal function or high tendency of renal stone formation.
  • if you have sarcoidosis (an immune system disorder which may cause increased levels of vitamin D in the body).
  • if you have osteoporosis and at the same time are unable to move around.
  • if you take other products containing vitamin D. Additional doses of calcium and vitamin D should be taken under close medical supervision.

Children and adolescents

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily is not intended for use in children and adolescents.

Other medicines and Calcichew-D3 Once Daily

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

If you also take tetracyclines (a type of antibiotics), you should take these at least 2 hours before or 4-6 hours after intake of Calcichew-D3 Once Daily. Calcium carbonate may interfere with the absorption of tetracycline preparations if taken at the same time.

Medicines containing bisphosphonates (used to treat osteoporosis) should be taken at least one hour before intake of Calcichew-D3 Once Daily.

Calcium can reduce the effect of levothyroxine (used to treat thyroid deficiency). For this reason, levothyroxine should be taken at least four hours before or four hours after Calcichew-D3 Once Daily.

The effect of quinolone antibiotics may be reduced if taken at the same time as calcium. Take quinolone antibiotics two hours before or six hours after taking Calcichew-D3 Once Daily.

Calcium salts may decrease the absorption of iron, zinc and strontium ranelate. Consequently, iron, zinc or strontium ranelate preparations should be taken at least two hours before or after the calcium preparation.

Other medicines that may influence or be influenced by Calcichew-D3 Once Daily are:

  • thiazide diuretics (used in treatment of high blood pressure or oedema)
  • cardiac glycosides (used to treat heart disorders)

Orlistat (used to treat obesity) may disturb the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, e.g. vitamin D3.

If you are taking any of the above-mentioned medicines, your doctor will give you further instructions.

 

Pregnancy breast-feeding and fertility

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

If you are pregnant, you may use Calcichew-D3 Once Daily in case of a calcium and vitamin D deficiency. During pregnancy you should not take more than 2500 mg calcium and 4000 IU vitamin D per day, as overdoses may harm the unborn child.

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily can be used during breastfeeding. Calcium and vitamin D3 pass into breast milk. This should be considered when giving additional vitamin D to the child.

 

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily contains isomalt and sucrose

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily contains sucrose (1.5 mg), which may be harmful to the teeth. The tablet also contains isomalt (E953). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily is essentially sodium-free

This medicine contains less than 23 mg sodium per tablet, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.

 

What Calcichew-D3 Once Daily contains

The active substances in one tablet are:

  • calcium carbonate 2500mg (equivalent to 1000 mg calcium)
  • colecalciferol (vitamin D3) 800 IU (20 microgram)

The other ingredients are xylitol (E967), povidone, isomalt (E953), flavouring (lemon), magnesium stearate, sucralose (E955), mono-and diglycerides of fatty acids, all-rac-alpha-tocopherol, sucrose, modified maize starch, medium chain triglycerides, sodium ascorbate and anhydrous colloidal silica (see also end of Section 2 “Important information about some of the ingredients of Calcichew-D3 Once Daily”).

Pack sizes:

Plastic bottle with HDPE screw cap: 15, 30, 40, 60 and 90 tablets.

Blister: 7, 14, 28, 50 x 1 (unit dose), 56, 84, 112, 140 and 168 tablets

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

 

This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:

Austria: Cal-D-or 1000 mg/800 I.E. – Kautabletten

Belgium: Steovit Forte citroen 1000 mg/800 I.E. kauwtabletten

Czech Republic: Calcichew D3 Lemon 800 IU žvýkací tablety

Germany: Calcimagon-D3 uno

Greece: Calcioral D3® 1000 mg + 20 μg (800 IU) μασώμενο δισκίο

Hungary: Calcichew-D3 1000 mg/800 NE rágótabletta

Ireland: Calcichew-D3 Forte Double Strength 1000 mg / 800 IU Chewable Tablets

Lithuania: Calcigran Forte 1000 mg / 800 TV kramtomosios tabletės

Luxembourg: Steovit Forte citron 1000 mg/800 U.I. comprimés à croquer

Netherlands: Calci-Chew D3 1000 mg/800 I.E., kauwtabletten

Norway: Calcigran Forte 1000 mg/800 IE tyggetabletter

Slovakia: Calcichew-D3 Citron 1000 mg/800 IU

Spain: Mastical D Unidia 1000 mg/800 IU comprimidos masticables

Sweden: Calcichew-D3 Citron 1000 mg/800 IE tuggtablett

UK: Calcichew-D3 1000mg/800IU Once Daily Chewable tablets


Additional Information

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily are a combination of calcium and vitamin D designed to keep bones healthy. Calcium is an essential component of bones while vitamin D plays an important role in the absorption of calcium from food.

Requirements for calcium increase with age and, although many people obtain enough calcium from their diet, some people may require a supplement in order that their body has all the calcium it needs to maintain healthy bones. Vitamin D is produced largely from the action of sunlight. Certain foodstuffs do contain vitamin D in reasonable amounts but it is not always possible to obtain all the vitamin D you need from your diet. People who do not get out and about, for instance those who are housebound or people living in nursing and residential homes, may not receive all the vitamin D they need.

People with diets and lifestyles that mean they will obtain less than the recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D are at risk of weakened bones. Prolonged lack of adequate calcium and vitamin D intake can lead to the development of osteoporosis, a condition where bones become weak to a level that minimal trauma (for example, a fall) can result in a fracture, most typically at the hip, spine or wrist.

Calcichew-D3 Once Daily have been designed to give people whose intakes of calcium and vitamin D are low a boost to the recommended amounts.

Maintaining healthy bones and helping to avoid osteoporosis is an important issue for many people. There are many ways that people can help themselves: regular exercise, a balanced diet with an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D and, for some people, advice on how to prevent falls which may lead to fracture.

 

You Must Be Aged Over 18 Years to Purchase This Product.