Adcal D3 chewable tablets
- Treats Vitamin D And Calcium Deficiency
- Active Ingredient : Calcium / Colecalciferol
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Next Day Delivery Available
Adcal D3 Chewable Tablets contain both calcium and vitamin D3 which are both essential for healthy bones and teeth. They can be taken twice a day to treat vitamin D and calcium deficiency, vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
What is Adcal-D3 and what is it used for
Adcal-D3 contains calcium and vitamin D3 which are both essential for healthy bones and teeth. Adcal-D3 provides extra calcium and vitamin D3 to your diet. It is therefore used in conditions where your body’s calcium and vitamin D levels need to be increased. Adcal-D3 can be prescribed by doctors for certain bone conditions, for example, osteoporosis. Studies show that taking calcium and vitamin D3 over a long time can prevent hip and other nonvertebral bone fractures in later life.
see more on vitamin D deficiency
What you need to know before you take Adcal-D3
Do not take Adcal-D3:
− if you are allergic to calcium carbonate, vitamin D3 or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
− if you are allergic to peanut or soya.
Warnings and precautions: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Adcal-D3. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:
− Have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia) or high levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria). If you are unsure your doctor will advise you.
− Have problems with your kidneys, for example kidney stones.
− Have sarcoidosis (inflammation that produces lumps of cells in various organs in the body), your doctor will be able to tell you if you do.
− Have previously been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars.
− Are taking any other medication, even those you may have bought for yourself without prescription.
How to take Adcal-D3
Always take this Adcal-D3 exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years of age: 2 tablets daily, ideally one tablet taken in the morning and one in the evening. tablets should be chewed. Do not swallow whole.
Children under 12: must not be given to children under 12 years old.
- 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
See more Vitamins
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.
Good sources of vitamin D
From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight.
The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors.
But between October and early March we do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight. Read more about vitamin D and sunlight.
Vitamin D is also found in a small number of foods.
oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel
fortified foods – such as most fat spreads and some breakfast cereals
Another source of vitamin D is dietary supplements.
In the UK, cows’ milk is generally not a good source of vitamin D because it is not fortified, as it is in some other countries.
How much vitamin D do I need?
Babies up to the age of 1 year need 8.5 to 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day.
A microgram is 1,000 times smaller than a milligram (mg). The word microgram is sometimes written with the Greek symbol μ followed by the letter g (μg).
Children from the age of 1 year and adults need 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day. This includes pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people at risk of vitamin D deficiency.
From about late March/early April to the end of September, the majority of people should be able to get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight on their skin.
Should I take a vitamin D supplement?
Advice for infants and young children
The Department of Health and Social Care recommends that:
breastfed babies from birth to 1 year of age should be given a daily supplement containing 8.5 to 10 micrograms of vitamin D to make sure they get enough
formula-fed babies should not be given a vitamin D supplement until they’re having less than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula a day, as infant formula is fortified with vitamin D
children aged 1 to 4 years old should be given a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D
You can buy vitamin D supplements or vitamin drops containing vitamin D (for under 5s) in many shops, including pharmacies and supermarkets.
Women and children who qualify for the Healthy Start scheme can get free supplements containing the recommended amounts of vitamin D.
See the Healthy Start website for more information.
Advice for adults and children over 5 years old
During the autumn and winter, you need to get vitamin D from your diet because the sun is not strong enough for the body to make vitamin D.
But since it’s difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone, everyone (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D during the autumn and winter.
Between late March/early April to the end of September, most people can get all the vitamin D they need through sunlight on their skin and from a balanced diet.
You may choose not to take a vitamin D supplement during these months.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Frequency not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
• Allergic reactions – symptoms include itching, wheezing, rash, swelling of the tongue or throat.
If you have an allergic reaction stop taking the tablets and seek medical attention
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
− Constipation, wind, feeling sick, stomach ache, diarrhoea.
− Skin rash.
− Hypercalcaemia (too much calcium in your blood) or hypercalciuria (too much calcium in your
If you are on long term treatment your doctor may, from time to time wish to check the level of
calcium in your blood and take urine samples to monitor kidney function.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.