What are Calceos chewable tablets?
Calceos chewable tablets are lemon flavoured vitamin D3 and calcium supplements. Chew two of these tablets a day to help treat vitamin D deficiency and prevent conditions which can affect your bones, like osteoporosis. Calceos tablets are especially useful for the elderly and others who are at risk of vitamin D or calcium deficiency, providing an easy way to get the nutrients you need.
Why do I need a vitamin D and calcium supplement?
Vitamin D and calcium supplements help to support healthy teeth, bones, and muscles. If you have a vitamin D deficiency then you can be at risk of osteomalacia, osteoporosis, or ricketts in children. Vitamin D and calcium work together, with vitamin D helping to regulate the amount of calcium in your body, so supplements like Calceos can help to treat and reduce your chances of deficiency.
How much vitamin D and calcium are in Calceos tablets?
Each Calceos tablet contains 1250mg of calcium carbonate, providing the equivalent of 500mg of calcium. They also contain 10 micrograms of colecalciferol, providing the equivalent of 400 I.U. of Vitamin D3. Each daily dose of 2 tablets will give you a total of 1000mg of calcium and 800 I.U. of Vitamin D3.
Can I take these tablets if I’m taking other medicines?
If you’re taking any other medication, including herbal remedies or medications you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Calceos. This especially applies if you are taking any of the following:
Any other medications containing vitamin D or calcium
Any medications containing fluoride or iron
Cardiac glycosides, which are used to treat heart conditions
Thiazide diuretics, which are used to treat high blood pressure and oedema
Disodium etidronate, which is used to treat bone disorders
Medicines containing strontium, which is used to treat osteoporosis
Estramustine, which is used in chemotherapy
Levothyroxine, which is used to treat thyroid deficiency
Orlistat, which is used to treat obesity
Are these tablets safe to take during pregnancy?
You should ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking Calceos or any other medications during your pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you have a vitamin D or calcium deficiency you may be able to take these tablets, but you should only do so after speaking to a medical professional.
How to take this product
Take one Calceos chewable tablet twice a day, do not take more than two tablets a day. Chew each tablet completely before swallowing then follow up with a glass of water.
Should I take these tablets with food?
You can take Calceos tablets with food if you would like to, although it’s not necessary. However you should be aware that these tablets can interact with some foods, so you leave at least 2 hours between taking these tablets and eating any of the following:
Oxalic acid, found in spinach, rhubarb, sorrel, cocoa and tea
Phosphate, found in ham, sausages and cheese spread
Phytic acid, found in pulses, whole cereals, chocolate
When sould these tablets not be used?
Do not take Calceos tablets if you are allergic to calcium, vitamin D, peanuts, soya, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you have:
High levels of calcium in the blood or urine
Severe kidney problems
Too much vitamin D in your body
Any type of bone cancer
Immobility for a great part of the day
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:
Are on long-term treatment, especially if you’re elderly or taking diuretics or cardiac glycosides
Are taking any other problems that contain calcium or vitamin D
Have an intolerance to some sugars
Have sarcoidosis, with inflammation that causes lumps of cells in various organs
Have kidney problems
Do Calceos tablets have any side effects?
Like all medications, Calceos tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
Excess levels of calcium in your blood or urine
Abdominal pain or stomach pain
Serious allergic reactions, e.g. swelling of the eyes, lips, tongue, face, or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rash
Harm to your teeth after long-term use
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. 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. Store in original packaging ro protect tablets from moisture. 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 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.
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The active substances are calcium carbonate and colecalciferol (vitamin D3). Each tablet contains 1250mg of calcium carbonate (equivalent to 500mg elemental calcium) and 10 micrograms colecalciferol (equivalent to 400 IU vitamin D3).
The other ingredients in the tablet are: xylitol, sorbitol (E420), povidone, magnesium stearate, alpha tocopherol, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, gelatin, sucrose, corn starch and lemon flavour (containing essential oils of lemon, orange and litsea cubeba, maltodextrin, acacia gum and sodium citrate).
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