Caltrate 500 mg / 1000 IU, chewable tablets are a calcium-vitamin D3-supplement and belong to the group of calcium carbonates and cholecalciferols. Calcium is an important constituent of Bone and Vitamin D3 helps the absorption of Calcium by the intestine and its deposition in the bones. Caltrate 500 mg / 1000 IU, chewable tablets are used - to prevent and treat a lack of calcium and vitamin D in the elderly. - for vitamin D- and calcium supplementation as supportive treatment of osteoporosis (brittle bones)
Directions for use:
Adults aged 18 years and over and elderly:
Take One chewable tablet daily (corresponding to 500 mg of calcium and 1000 IU (International Units) of vitamin D3).
The tablet has to be chewed before it is swallowed. It can be taken at any time, with or without food. You should pay attention to a suffcient daily intake of calcium by nutrition (i.e. milk products, vegetables, mineral water).
Caltrate 500 mg / 1000 IU, chewable tablets should be taken as long-term treatment. Talk to your doctor about how long you should take this medicine
NOT SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Do not take if you have or have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients, or if you suffer from kidney stones, kidney failure, kidney calcium deposits, overactive parathyroid gland, disease of the bone marrow/bone tumours or have problems with the levels of calcium or vitamin D in your blood
Consult your pharmacist/doctor before taking if you are taking any other medication, prescribed or non prescribed, are taking other calcium or vitamin D containing products, are immobile and suffering from osteoporosis, or you suffer from an immune disorder
500mg calcium (as calcium carbonate)
25 micrograms cholecalciferol (vitamin D3, equivalent to 1000IU) as cholecalciferol concentrate powder form
Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.
Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.