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Calcium carbonate with vitamin d

Pronunciation

Generic Name: calcium carbonate with vitamin d (KAL-see-um KAR-bo-nate with VYE-ta-min D)
Brand Name: Examples include Caltrate 600+D and Os-Cal 500+D

Calcium carbonate with vitamin d is used for:

Treating or preventing calcium deficiency. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Calcium carbonate with vitamin d is a dietary supplement. It works by providing extra calcium to the body.

Do NOT use calcium carbonate with vitamin d if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in calcium carbonate with vitamin d
  • you have high blood calcium levels or high blood vitamin D levels

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using calcium carbonate with vitamin d:

Some medical conditions may interact with calcium carbonate with vitamin d. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (including shellfish)
  • if you have high blood phosphate levels or high levels of calcium in the urine
  • if you have dehydration, heart problems, hardening of the arteries, kidney problems, kidney stones, or sarcoidosis

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with calcium carbonate with vitamin d. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Mycophenolate because its effectiveness may be decreased by calcium carbonate with vitamin d

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if calcium carbonate with vitamin d may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use calcium carbonate with vitamin d:

Use calcium carbonate with vitamin d as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take calcium carbonate with vitamin d by mouth with or without food.
  • Take calcium carbonate with vitamin d with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • If you also take azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), bisphosphonates (eg, etidronate), cation exchange resins (eg, sodium polystyrene sulfonate), cephalosporins (eg, cefdinir), doxycycline, iron, quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine), ask your doctor or pharmacist how to take them with calcium carbonate with vitamin d.
  • If you miss a dose of calcium carbonate with vitamin d, take it as soon as you remember. Continue to take it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use calcium carbonate with vitamin d.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use calcium carbonate with vitamin d unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take calcium carbonate with vitamin d before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • This product may contain tartrazine dye (FD&C Yellow No. 5). This may cause an allergic reaction in some patients. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to tartrazine, ask your pharmacist if your product has tartrazine in it.
  • Lab tests, including serum calcium levels, may be performed while you use calcium carbonate with vitamin d. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Calcium carbonate with vitamin d should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using calcium carbonate with vitamin d while you are pregnant. It is not known if calcium carbonate with vitamin d is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use calcium carbonate with vitamin d, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of calcium carbonate with vitamin d:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with calcium carbonate with vitamin d. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); loss of appetite; nausea; severe or persistent constipation; vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; delirium; loss of consciousness; mood or mental changes; sluggishness.

Proper storage of calcium carbonate with vitamin d:

Store calcium carbonate with vitamin d at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep calcium carbonate with vitamin d out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about calcium carbonate with vitamin d, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Calcium carbonate with vitamin d is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take calcium carbonate with vitamin d or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about calcium carbonate with vitamin d. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to calcium carbonate with vitamin d. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using calcium carbonate with vitamin d.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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