What are Adcal Calcium Carbonate 1500mg Tablets?
Adcal Calcium Carbonate tablets are a calcium supplement that can help to increase levels of calcium in your diet. The tablets can be used to help conditions where your body’s calcium levels need to be increased or to help treat certain bone conditions. Each tablet contains 1500mg of calcium carbonate. The chewable format makes them easy to administer, so they are suitable for those who have trouble swallowing traditional tablets. If you’re looking for a convenient and effective calcium supplement to increase levels of calcium in your diet, try Adcal Calcium Carbonate tablets.
What is calcium?
Calcium is a mineral that is required b the body to help support and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Our bodies cannot produce calcium on its own so we need to receive it from our diet. Dairy foods, such as milk, yoghurt and cheese are all good sources of calcium. Some non-dairy products contain small amounts of calcium including:
- Green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage
- Soya beans, tofu and soya drinks with added calcium
- Foods made with fortified flour, such as bread
- Bony fish, such as sardines
Calcium is also required to maintain healthy function of the heart, muscles and nerves. It is recommended that adults aged over 50 to take a calcium supplement to reduce their risk of bone damage and to maintain healthy bones.
How can Adcal tablets help to prevent calcium deficiencies?
Each Adcal tablet contains 1500mg of calcium carbonate, which is equivalent to 600mg of calcium. The tablets are chewable with a delicious fruit flavour, which makes them easy and pleasant to administer especially for those who have trouble swallowing traditional tablets. Adcal can be used to prevent calcium deficiencies by supplementing the diet with an increased level of calcium. The tablets can be beneficial for those who cannot receive sufficient amounts of calcium in their diet due to dietary restrictions or health conditions. They may also be used to help treat bone conditions.
How to use this product
Always take this medicine exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as instructed by your doctor. The tablets should be chewed - do NOT swallow whole.
Adults, elderly and children - 2 tablets daily, ideally one tablet taken in the morning and one in the evening, just before, during or immediately after a meal.
If you take more than the recommended dose of Adcal, seek immediate advice from your doctor or go to the nearest hospital. If you forget a dose, do NOT take a double dose to make up for it. Always speak to your doctor before discontinuing use of Adcal. This medicine should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (such as spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (such as bran) or phytic acid (whole cereals).
When NOT to use Adcal
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you have:
- A higher than normal level of calcium in your blood
- Very high levels of calcium in your urine
- Severe kidney failure and are not being treated by renal dialysis
- Kidney stones
- Osteoporosis due to long-term immobility
Speak to your doctor BEFORE using this product if you:
- Have higher than normal levels of calcium in your urine
- Have mild to moderate problems with your kidneys
- Have previously been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
Can this product be taken with other medications?
Tell your doctor BEFORE using this product if you are taking calcium supplements or antacids for indigestion, digitalis drugs, diuretics or corticosteroids. If you are taking thyroxine, bisphosphonates, iron, fluoride medicines, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics make sure your doctor is aware. When taking these medicines, leave a period of around 4 hours before taking your Adcal tablets. Do NOT take them at the same time.
Can this product cause any side effects?
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody will receive them. Rare side effects of this product include:
- Constipation, wind, feeling sick, stomach ache, diarrhoea
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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The active substance is calcium carbonate. Each tablet contains 1500 mg calcium carbonate, (equivalent to 600 mg calcium).
The other ingredients are xylitol (E967), polydextrose, pre-gelatinised starch, sodium saccharin (E954), magnesium stearate, and fruit flavour (containing propylene glycol and maltodextrin).
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