Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D
Generic Name: calcium and vitamin D combination (KAL see um and VYE ta min D)
Brand Name: Calcarb with D, Calcet, Calcitrate with D, Calcium 600+D, Caltrate 600 + D, Caltrate 600 with D (obsolete), Caltrate 600 with D Plus Soy, Caltrate 600+D Soft Chews, Caltrate Colon Health, Caltrate Gummy Bites, Calvite P & D, Citracal + D, Citracal 250 mg + D, Citracal Calcium + D Slow Release 1200, Citracal Calcium Gummies, Citracal Maximum + D, Citracal Petites, Citrus Calcium with Vitamin D, Dical-D, Liquid Calcium with Vitamin D, Os-Cal 500 + D, Os-Cal 500 with D, Os-Cal Calcium+D3, Oysco 500 with D, Oysco D, Oyst-Cal-D, Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D, Oyster-D, Oystercal-D, Posture-D H/P, Risacal-D, Super Calcium 600 + D3 400
What is Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination)?
Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially bone formation and maintenance.
Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.
Calcium and vitamin D combination is used to prevent or to treat a calcium deficiency.
Calcium and vitamin D combination may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination)?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have kidney disease, past or present kidney stones, heart disease, circulation problems, a parathyroid disorder, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Avoid taking any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D without first talking to your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination)?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:
past or present kidney stones;
high levels of calcium in your blood;
circulation problems; or
a parathyroid gland disorder.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist about taking calcium and vitamin D if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination)?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take the calcium and vitamin D regular tablet with a full glass of water.
Take this medicine with food that is not high in fiber (such as bran).
The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, increased thirst or urination, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion, and feeling tired or restless.
What should I avoid while taking Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination)?
Avoid taking any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D without your doctor's advice.
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take calcium and vitamin D combination. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb calcium and vitamin D combination.
Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination) side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects may include:
an irregular heartbeat;
a metallic taste in your mouth;
muscle or bone pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D side effects (in more detail)
What other drugs will affect Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D (calcium and vitamin D combination)?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
antacids containing calcium, aluminum, or magnesium;
other calcium supplements;
calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or other vitamin D supplements; or
an antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with calcium and vitamin D combination. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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Where can I get more information?
- Your pharmacist can provide more information about calcium and vitamin D combination.
- Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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