Calcichew D3 Forte Chewable - 60 Tablets

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What are Calcichew D3 Forte Chewable Tablets?

Calcichew D3 Forte Chewable Tablets contain both calcium and vitamin D which are both vital for bone formation. They can be used to treat and prevent calcium and vitamin D deficiencies, which may occur if you don’t receive enough through your diet and lifestyle or if your body requires an increased amount. The tablets can be chewed so are easy to administer for those who are unable to swallow traditional tablets and have a pleasant lemon flavour. If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate more calcium vitamin D into your diet, try Calcichew D3 Forte Chewable Tablets. 


Why are calcium and vitamin D important?

Calcium and Vitamin D are needed for the development of strong bones, as well as other vital bodily functions. Calcium is required in order for our heart, muscles and nerves to function properly, as well as enabling our blood to clot when required. If we receive an insufficient amount of calcium, this can lead to conditions such as osteoporosis. Our bodies require vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. If our bodies do not receive enough vitamin D, this can lead to insufficient calcium absorption which causes the body to take calcium from its stores in the skeleton. This weakens our bones and prevents the formation of new, strong bones.


How can you prevent a calcium or vitamin D deficiency?

We tend to receive calcium from our diet through consuming dairy products, such as milk and cheese, eating leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale and products that are made with fortified flour, such as bread. We can lose calcium through consuming high levels of protein and salt, so it is important to not eat products that contain a lot of protein or salt excessively. Those with a lactose intolerance can also have an inadequate calcium intake so should seek dairy alternatives that include calcium, such as soya milk with added calcium or ensure they are eating foods that are rich in calcium such as leafy greens and certain fish like sardines, where the bones are consumed. We receive most of our vitamin D from sunlight. However if you live in a country that doesn’t receive a lot of sunlight or you have mobility issues or a health condition that causes you to stay inside for long periods of time, you may develop a vitamin D deficiency. Deficiencies in both vitamin D and calcium can be treated and prevented by ensuring we include enough food in our diets that contain calcium and exercising outside. If it isn’t possible to receive sufficient amounts of calcium or vitamin D through your diet and lifestyle alone, then taking supplements may be helpful. Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist to see if adding a new supplement to your diet would be beneficial for you.  

How can Calcichew help to treat and prevent calcium and vitamin D deficiencies?

Each tablet contains the equivalent of 500mg of Calcium and 10 micrograms of vitamin D3. They can be taken to treat and prevent calcium and vitamin D deficiencies. The tablets are suitable for those who are unable or do not like swallowing traditional tablets as they are chewable and the delicious lemon flavour makes them easy to administer. 


How to take this product

Always take this product exactly as described by your doctor. This product is not recommended for children. The recommended dose is two tablets a day - preferably one table in the morning and one in the evening. The tablets may be chewed or sucked. 


Warnings

If you have taken more tablets than you should, seek medical advice immediately. If you forget a dose, do not take a double dose. 


When NOT to take Calcichew D3

Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you:

  • Have severe kidney problems

  • Have a condition that causes excessive amounts of calcium in your blood or urine

  • Have excessive amounts of vitamin D in your blood

  • Have kidney stones


Seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if:

  • You have osteoporosis and are also unable to move around

  • You are on long-term treatment, especially if you are taking medicines for a heart disorder or diuretics

  • You have signs of impaired kidney function or a high tendency to form kidney stones

  • You have cancer or any other conditions that may have affected your bones

  • You have sarcoidosis

  • You are pregnant or breast feeding




Can I take this product with other medicines?

Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or may take any other medicines, especially:

  • Thiazide diuretics

  • Cardiac glycosides

  • Tetracycline antibiotics

  • Levothyroxine

  • Quinolone antibiotics

  • Bisphosphonates

  • Orlistat


Does this product have any side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. Stop taking your medicine and seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Frequent urge to urinate (wee)

  • Headache

  • Loos of appetite, nausea or vomiting

  • Unusual tiredness or weakness along with elevated levels of calcium in the blood and kidney impairment.


See patient information leaflet for full list of side effects. 

Important information.

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.

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.

 

 

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Calcichew D3 Forte Chewable - 60 Tablets Reviews

By miriam davidoff,
March 30, 2021
Great, I used t get these in prescription I was happy to see I can purchase them- needed for osteoporosis
By Mike Hermann,
February 02, 2021
Not always easy to aquire these but a helpful addition to vitamins.

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