What are Adcal-D3 chewable tablets?
Adcal-D3 chewable tablets are food supplements which contain vitamin D and calcium. They’re perfect for adults and children over the age of 12 who want to support healthy teeth and bones. These tablets are chewable and don’t need to be swallowed with water, so no matter where you are you can take your Adcal-D3 supplement and support your teeth and bones.
Why would I take a vitamin D and calcium supplement?
Vitamin D and calcium are essential if you want to keep your teeth and bones healthy. Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium in your body and if you don’t get enough vitamin D then adults are at risk of developing osteomalacia, which is similar to rickets in children. Calcium helps your body to build strong bones and teeth too, so making sure you get the right combination of calcium and vitamin D helps you to support your body.
How much Vitamin D is in these tablets?
Each Adcal-D3 chewable tablet contains 400I.U. of vitamin D3, giving you a total of 800I.U. a day when taken as recommended. They also contain 1500mg of calcium carbonate, which is the equivalent of 600mg of calcium, providing an equivalent of 1200mg of calcium every day.
Can I take this supplement if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should only take Adcal-D3 if you’re advised to do so by a doctor or pharmacist. If you’re looking for a general food supplement to take during your pregnancy, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend one they think will be right for you.
Will this product affect my regular medication?
If you’re taking any other medication you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Adcal-D3 chewable tablets. This especially applies if you are already taking:
Iron or fluoride medicines
Tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics
Antacids for indigestion
Digitalis drugs, e.g. Lanoxin
Corticosteroids or steroids
How to take Adcal-D3 chewable tablets
Take two tablets a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Chew the tablets thoroughly before swallowing. You don’t need to swallow these tablets with a drink.
Should I take these tablets with food?
You can take your tablets before or after food if you want to. However, there are some foods that you should be mindful of eating while taking Adcal-D3. You should wait for at least 2 hours after eating any of the following foods before taking your Adcal-D3 tablets:
Foods rich in oxalic acid, e.g. spinach, rhubarb
Foods rich in phosphate, e.g. bran
Foods rich in phytic acid, e.g. whole cereals
When should this product not be used?
Adcal-D3 is not suitable for use in children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to calcium carbonate, vitamin D3, peanut, soya, or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is a food supplement and should not be used in place of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not take this supplement if you:
Have higher levels of calcium in your blood than usual
Have severe kidney problems
You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have:
Osteoporosis due to long periods of inactivity, e.g. bed rest
Kidney problems, e.g. kidney stones
Higher levels of calcium in your urine than usual
Sarcoidosis, inflammation causing lumps of cells in various organs in the body
Intolerance to some sugars
Been taking any other medications, including those that do not need a prescription
Any other underlying medical conditions
Does Adcal-D3 have any side effects?
Like many products, Adcal-D3 can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include side effects caused by a serious allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following side effects you may be having an allergic reaction and should seek immediate medical attention:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat
Other side effects you may experience include:
Constipation, wind, feeling sick, stomach ache, diarrhoea
Too much calcium in your blood or urine
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a food supplement; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
The active substances are calcium carbonate (1500mg, equivalent to 600mg calcium) and
vitamin D3 (400iu, equivalent to 10µg colecalciferol).
The other ingredients are xylitol (E967), modified maize starch, sodium saccharin (E954),
magnesium stearate and ‘Tutti-Frutti’ flavouring (contains propylene glycol (E1520)).
The vitamin D3 compound contains DLα-tocopherol, edible fats (including soya oil), gelatin,
sucrose and corn starch.
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