Calcichew-D3 Chewable Tablets (100)
- Chewable Tablets
- Active Ingredients: Calcium / Colecalciferol
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Next Day Delivery Available
Calcichew-D3 Chewable Tablets are orange flavoured chewable tablets containing calcium and vitamin D3 which are both important substances in bone formation. Both are found in the diet and vitamin D is also produced in the skin after exposure to the sun.
Calcichew D3 Chewable Tablets
What Calcichew D3 Chewable are and what it is used for
Calcichew D3 Chewable Tablets are orange flavoured chewable tablets containing calcium and vitamin D3 which are both important substances in bone formation. Both are found in the diet and vitamin D is also produced in the skin after exposure to the sun. This supplement may also be prescribed or recommended for certain bone conditions, for example osteoporosis, or during pregnancy.
See more information on Calcium on the NHS website.
Before you take Calcichew D3 Chewable Tablets
Do not take Calcichew- D3 Forte Chewable Tablets if you:
- are allergic to calcium, vitamin D, or any of the other ingredients of this supplement
- have severe kidney problems
- have a condition that causes excessive amounts of calcium in your blood or urine (hypercalcaemia or hypercalciuria) e.g. o renal (kidney failure) o cancer that has affected your bones
- have excessive amounts of vitamin D in your blood
- have kidney stones
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Calcichew- D3 Forte:
- if you have osteoporosis (brittle bones) and are also unable to move around
- if you are on long term treatment, especially if you are taking medicines for a heart disorder (cardiac glycosides), or diuretics (used in the treatment of high blood pressure or oedema)
- if you have signs of impaired kidney function or a high tendency to kidney stone (calculus) formation
- if you have cancer or any other condtions that may have affected your bones
- if you have sarcoidosis (an immune system disorder which may cause increased levels of vitamin D in the body)I
If you have any of the following conditions your serum calcium or phosphate levels, or urinary calcium excretion must be monitored. Calcichew should be taken under close medical supervision
- sarcoidosis (an immune system disorder which may affect your liver, lungs, skin or lymph nodes)
- kidney problems
- you are on long-term treatment with Calcichew
- you are already taking additional doses of calcium or vitamin D. If you have increased calcium levels in the blood or develop signs of kidney problems, the dose of Calcichew-D3 Forte should be reduced or the treatment discontinued
How to take Calcichew D3 Chewable Tablets
Always take Calcichew- D3 Forte Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure
- The recommended dose is two tablets a day, preferably one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening.The tablet may be chewed or sucked
- Calcichew-D3 Forte chewable tablets are not recommended for use in children
Always read the patient information leaflet before use.
How to store Calcichew D3 Chewable Tablets
- Keep out of the sight and reach of children
- Store in the original package
- Keep container tightly closed to protect from moisture
- Do not store above 30°C
- Do not use Calcichew- D3 Forte Tablets after the expiry date
- If the tablets have changed shape or colour do not use
- Do not throw away any supplements via wastewater or household waste
- Ask your pharmacist how to throw away supplements you no longer use
- These measures will help to protect the environment
The active ingredients in each tablet are:
- 1250mg calcium carbonate (equivalent to 500 mg calcium)
- 200IU colecalciferol (equivalent to 5 micrograms Vitamin D3)
The other ingredients are:
- xylitol (E967), povidone, isomalt (E953), fatty acid mono- and di-glycerides, magnesium stearate, orange flavour, sucralose (E955), sucrose, tocopherol, modified maize starch, medium chain triglycerides, sodium ascorbate and anhydrous colloidal silica
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.