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Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets

Generic Name: calcium carbonate with vitamin d (KAL-see-um KAR-bo-nate/VYE-ta-min D)
Brand Name: Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable

Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets is used for:

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

Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets is a dietary supplement. It works by providing extra calcium to the body.

Do NOT use Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets
  • 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets. 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
  • if you have taken a direct thrombin inhibitor (eg, dabigatran) within the past 24 hours

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets. 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets:

Use Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets by mouth with food.
  • Chew Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets well before you swallow it.
  • Take Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • If you take azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), bisphosphonates (eg, etidronate), cation exchange resins (eg, sodium polystyrene sulfonate), cephalosporins (eg, cefdinir), direct thrombin inhibitors (eg, dabigatran), iron, mycophenolate, quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), tetracyclines (eg, minocycline), or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine), ask your doctor how to take them with Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets.
  • If you miss a dose of Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets, 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Some of these products contain phenylalanine. If you must have a diet that is low in phenylalanine, ask your pharmacist if it is in your product.
  • Lab tests, including serum calcium levels, may be performed while you use Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets while you are pregnant. It is not known if Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets. 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets:

Store Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets. 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 Os-Cal 500+Extra D Chewable chewable tablets.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
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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