Adcal D3 calcium carbonate Prevention and treatment of vitamin D and calcium deficiency, for example in pregnancy and in housebound elderly people.
How does it work?Adcal D3 chewable tablets, caplets and dissolve tablets all contain two active ingredients, calcium carbonate, which is a calcium salt used mainly to supplement calcium in the diet, and colecalciferol, otherwise known as vitamin D3. Calcium is an essential mineral needed for many purposes in the body, including the formation of strong bones. Calcium requirements are raised in the years following the menopause, and when dietary intake of calcium is low. Calcium supplements have been shown to help prevent bone loss. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Calcium is found in milk and dairy products, as well as spinach, nuts and sardines. Usually, calcium requirements are met from the diet. However, there are times when the amount of calcium required is increased, such as during growth, pregnancy, when breastfeeding or with advancing age. When there is insufficient calcium in the diet to meet the body's needs, supplements are needed, otherwise calcium deficiency can occur. Calcium supplements are useful in osteoporosis; a calcium intake that is twice the recommended daily allowance (RDA) slows the rate of bone loss and reduces the risk of fractures. Colecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3, is normally obtained primarily from sunlight acting on the skin. It is also consumed in the diet in oily fish and milk products. Vitamin D deficiency develops when there is inadequate exposure to sunlight, such as in elderly people with reduced mobility or who are housebound, or when there is a oakley glass company lack of the vitamin in the diet. Vitamin D is needed for calcium to be absorbed from the gut, and deficiency can lead to low calcium levels and subsequent weakening of bones. This is known as osteomalacia. Vitamin D supplements correct vitamin D deficiency and improve calcium absorption from the gut. Calcium and discount real oakley sunglasses vitamin D supplements are used to treat osteomalacia and osteoporosis. By increasing vitamin D and calcium in the body they help strengthen the bones. They are also used to supplement the diet during pregnancy, when there are increased requirements for these nutrients. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are also given to prevent and treat dietary deficiency, for example in the housebound elderly. Adcal D3 chewable tablets should be chewed and not swallowed whole. Adcal D3 caplets should be swallowed whole. Each Adcal D3 dissolve tablet should be dissolved in 200ml of water; the solution should be drunk immediately. This may be harmful to teeth if the medicine is taken for prolonged periods of time and should be taken into account by people with diabetes. People with osteoporosis due to long periods of inactivity, for example prolonged bed rest or paralysis of the legs. Not to be used inChildren under 12 years of age. Kidney stones. People with vitamin D poisoning. Severe kidney failure. Adcal D3 chewable and dissolving tablets both contain soya oil and should not be taken by people who are allergic to peanuts or soya. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Pregnancy and breastfeedingCertain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW This medicine is safe to take during pregnancy at the recommended doses. However, you should check with your doctor or midwife if it is necessary for you to take a calcium and vitamin D supplement during your pregnancy. Not all pregnant women need to take supplements; you may be getting enough nutrients from your diet. oakley scalpel Calcium and vitamin D pass into breast milk and for this reason, if you are breastfeeding you should only take this medicine on the advice of your doctor. Side effectsMedicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist. How can this medicine affect other medicines?It oakleys for cheap is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to make sure that the combination is safe. You should not take any other calcium or vitamin D supplements (including those found in multivitamins) in combination with this medicine, unless specifically prescribed by your doctor.
Calcium carbonate may reduce the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics (eg tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline) and quinolone antibiotics (eg ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, nalidixic acid) from the gut and could make them less effective. If you are prescribed a course of one of these types of antibiotics it is recommended that you take the antibiotic at least two hours before or four to six hours after taking this medicine. Ask your pharmacist for further advice.
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