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Calfovit D3 1200mg/800 I.U. Powder - 30 Sachets

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What are Calfovit D3 1200mg/800IU Powder?

Calfovit D3 1200mg/800IU Powder is a calcium and vitamin D3 supplement that can help to correct calcium and Vitamin D deficiencies in adults and the elderly. The powder is dissolved into water and administered as a drink, so it is a convenient alternative to traditional tablets. The sachets contain 1200mg of calcium phosphate and 20 micrograms colecalciferol (vitamin D3) to help supplement the diet and increase levels of both calcium and vitamin D. If you are looking for an easy-to-administer solution to treat calcium and vitamin D deficiencies, ask a Chemist4U pharmacist if Calfovit sachets are suitable for you. 


Why is calcium and vitamin D important?

Calcium and vitamin D work together to develop and maintain strong bones and teeth. Calcium is also required in order to support healthy function of the heart, muscles and nerves. It also allows our blood to clot effectively when required. Vitamin D is used by the body to absorb calcium. A lack of calcium can lead to bone conditions such as osteoporosis and a lack of vitamin D can lead to insufficient absorption which causes the body to take calcium from the stores in our bones, which weakens them. We gain calcium from eating dairy products, such as milk and cheese, as well as leafy vegetables and foods made with fortified flour. Our bodies receive vitamin D when we expose our skin to the sun. Our body converts cholesterol to vitamin D during exposure. 


It isn’t always possible to receive sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D from our diet and lifestyle. Those who have small appetites or dietary restrictions may not receive correct amounts of calcium and those with mobility issues or those who live in parts of the world that don’t receive a lot of sunlight may be at risk of vitamin D deficiencies. It is recommended for those who cannot receive sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D to take a supplement to increase levels of both nutrients. It is also recommended to take a vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter months in the UK, as we cannot receive correct amounts of vitamin D from the sun.


How to use this product

Always take this product exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as instructed by a doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist. The recommended dose is 1 sachet of Calfovit D3 once a day, preferably during the evening meal. Pour the contents of the sachet into a glass of still water. Stir with a spoon to obtain a pleasant-tasting suspension. Drink the suspension immediately after mixing.


If you take more Calfovit D3 than you should contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital. If you forget to take Calforvit D3, take it as soon as you remember - do NOT take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. 


When NOT to use this product

Do NOT take Calfovit D3 if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you:

  • Are inactive and have high levels of calcium in your blood or urine
  • Have calcium deposits in the tissues of your body
  • Have serious kidney problems
  • Have kidney stones or calcium stones in general
  • Have abnormally high levels of vitamin D
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Are under the age of 18


Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:

  • Have kidney problems or a tendency to form urinary stones
  • Are currently being treated for heart problems 
  • Suffer fro sarcoidosis
  • Are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, planning to be pregnant or are breastfeeding


Can you take this product with other medicines?

Speak to your doctor BEFORE using this product if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines. You should tell your doctor if you are taking the following medicines:


Medicines that decrease the absorption or effect of Calfovit D3:

  • Colestyramine 
  • Phenytoin and barbiturates
  • Some diuretics


Medicines that increase the absorption or effect of Calfovit D3:

  • Some other diuretics
  • Antibiotic drugs


Medicines whose absorption is decreased by Calfovit D3:

  • Tetracycline antibiotics 
  • Bisphosphonates 


Medicines whose effect is increased by Calfovit D3

  • Digitoxin

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you usually eat food that contains oxalic acid (such as spinach or rhubarb), phosphates (can be found in food additives), or phytinic acid (whole cereals), as these may reduce the absorption of calcium contained in Calfovit D3.


Can Calfovit cause side effects?

Like all medicine, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. Stop taking Calfovit D3 and contact a doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling of face, lips and throat
  • Sudden difficulty breathing
  • Severe itching and/or rash
  • Skin allergy


Speak to your doctor promptly if you experience the following side effects, which may indicate that calcium levels in your blood or urine are too high:

  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Apathy 
  • Drowsiness
  • Thirst
  • Dehydration
  • Passing water frequently throughout the day or night
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lack of bowel movement
  • Irregular heart beat


The following side effects may occur with the use of Calfovit D3:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache


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

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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