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ADCAL-D3 DISSOLVE 1500MG/400IU EFFERVESCENT TABLETS

Active substance: COLECALCIFEROL CONCENTRATE (POWDER FORM)

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

3. How to take Adcal-D3 Dissolve

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years of age
2 tablets daily, ideally one taken in the morning and one tablet in the evening. Dissolve one tablet in a glass of water
(approximately 200 ml) and drink immediately, do not chew or swallow the tablets whole.

Adcal-D3® Dissolve 1500 mg/400 IU Effervescent Tablets
Calcium carbonate and Vitamin D3
What is in this leaflet
1. What Adcal-D3 Dissolve is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Adcal-D3 Dissolve
3. How to take Adcal-D3 Dissolve
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Adcal-D3 Dissolve
6. Contents of the pack and other information

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine because it contains important information
for you.

X Children under 12
Adcal-D3 Dissolve must not be given to children under 12 years.
If you take more Adcal-D3 Dissolve than you should
You should only take what your doctor recommends. If you take too many Adcal-D3 Dissolve tablets contact your
doctor or pharmacist if you can do so. If not, go to the nearest hospital casualty department immediately, taking the
Adcal-D3 Dissolve pack and remaining tablets with you.

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs
of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

If you forget to take Adcal-D3 Dissolve
If you forget to take your tablet, take it as soon as possible and continue to take the tablets as normal. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you stop taking Adcal-D3 Dissolve
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before stopping Adcal-D3 Dissolve.

? If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
! 4. Possible side effects

1. What Adcal-D3 Dissolve is and what it is used for

Adcal-D3 Dissolve contains calcium and vitamin D3 which are both essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Adcal-D3 Dissolve provides extra calcium and vitamin D3 to your diet. It is therefore used in conditions where your
body’s calcium and vitamin D levels need to be increased.
Adcal-D3 Dissolve can be prescribed by doctors for certain bone conditions, for example, osteoporosis.
Studies show that taking calcium and vitamin D3 over a long time can prevent hip and other non-vertebral bone
fractures in later life.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Rare side effects (affecting fewer than 1 in 1,000 people)
• Constipation, wind, feeling sick, stomach ache, diarrhoea
• Skin rash
• Hypercalcaemia (too much calcium in your blood) and hypercalciuria (too much calcium in your urine).
If you are on long term treatment your doctor may, from time to time wish to check the level of calcium in your blood
and take urine samples to monitor kidney function.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme:
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

2. What you need to know before you take Adcal-D3 Dissolve
X Do not take Adcal-D3 Dissolve:

• if you are allergic to calcium carbonate, vitamin D3 or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
Section 6).
• if you are allergic to peanut or soya. Adcal-D3 Dissolve contains soya oil.

? Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Adcal-D3 Dissolve
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:
• Have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia) or high levels of calcium in your urine
(hypercalciuria). If you are unsure your doctor will advise you
• Have problems with your kidneys, for example kidney stones
• Have sarcoidosis (inflammation that produces lumps of cells in various organs in the body). If you are unsure your
doctor will advise you
• Have previously been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
• Are taking any other medication, even those you may have bought for yourself without prescription.
• Have diabetes mellitus or require a low-sugar diet, each tablet contains 1.672 mg of sucrose.

5. How to store Adcal-D3 Dissolve






Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
Do not store above 25oC
Keep the container tightly closed
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date (Exp) which is stated on the tube and carton. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

What Adcal-D3 Dissolve contains
• The active substances are 1500 mg calcium carbonate (equivalent to 600 mg calcium) and 400 IU vitamin D3
(equivalent to 10 µg).
• The other ingredients are citric acid anhydrous, malic acid, sodium hydrogen carbonate (E500), sodium cyclamate
(E953), lemon flavour (containing lemon oil, lime flavouring, sorbitol (E420), mannitol (E421), gluconolactone,
maltodextrin, and acacia), sodium carbonate anhydrous (E500), maltodextrin, and saccharin sodium (E954).
• The vitamin D3 compound contains α-tocopherol, hydrogenated soyabean oil, gelatin, sucrose and maize starch.

! Other medicines and Adcal-D3 Dissolve
Tell your doctor if you are taking calcium supplements or antacids for indigestion, digitalis drugs (eg. Lanoxin),
diuretics or corticosteroids.
If you are taking thyroxine, bisphosphonates, iron or fluoride medicines, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics make sure
your doctor knows this. When taking these medicines leave a period of about 4 hours before taking your Adcal-D3
Dissolve tablets. Do not take them at the same time.

What Adcal-D3 Dissolve looks like and contents of the pack
• The tablets are white, round and lemon flavoured
• Adcal-D3 Dissolve is provided in tubes containing 14 effervescent tablets and supplied in cartons of 4 tubes (total of
56 effervescent tablets).

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
In pregnancy or when breast feeding, Adcal-D3 Dissolve should only be used under medical supervision. Ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
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Galabank Business Park
Galashiels, Scotland, TD1 1QH
Tel.: 01896 664000
Fax.: 01896 664001
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Adcal-D3 Dissolve with food
This medicine should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (e.g. spinach and rhubarb),
phosphate (e.g. bran), or phytic acid (e.g. whole cereals).
Important information about some of the ingredients of Adcal-D3 Dissolve
• The tablets contain a small amount of sugar and may be harmful to the teeth if used for a prolonged period
• If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine
• Adcal-D3 Dissolve contains soya oil. If you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this medicine.
• This medicine contains 52 mg of sodium per tablet. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled
sodium diet.

Other sources of information
If you have been prescribed Adcal-D3 Dissolve effervescent tablets for the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis and
would like further information about osteoporosis, you should speak to your doctor or contact the National
Osteoporosis Society on 0845 450 0230. The National Osteoporosis Society is a national charity dedicated to offering
advice, information and support to all osteoporosis sufferers and those at risk of the disease.
This leaflet was last revised in 09/2014

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