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3. How to take Adcal-D3 Caplets


Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.

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

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Additional information
If you have been prescribed Adcal-D3 Caplets for the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis and would
like further information 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.
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What Adcal-D3 Caplets look like and contents of the pack
Adcal-D3 Caplets are orange capsule-shaped film-coated tablets (‘caplets’) provided in bottles of 112 or
224 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.


What Adcal-D3 Caplets contain
• The active substances are calcium carbonate (750 mg equivalent to 300 mg calcium) and vitamin
D3 (200 I.U. equivalent to 5 micrograms of colecalciferol).
• The other ingredients in the tablet core are colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose,
croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, modified food starch, sucrose, sodium ascorbate, medium
chain triglycerides, silicon dioxide, DL-alpha-tocopherol and pregelatinized starch.
• The orange film-coat contains hypromellose, polydextrose, acacia, talc, titanium dioxide, iron oxide
yellow and iron oxide red.

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Tell your doctor if you are taking calcium supplements or antacids for indigestion, digitalis drugs
(e.g. 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 Caplets. Do not take any of these listed medicines at the same time as your
Adcal-D3 Caplets.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

6. Contents of the pack and further information

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! Other medicines and Adcal-D3 Caplets

Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25oC. Store in the original package.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date that is printed on the carton label has passed. 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 protect the environment.

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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Adcal-D3 Caplets.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:
• Have osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) due to long periods of inactivity, such as long-term bed rest.
• Have problems with your kidneys, for example kidney stones.
• Have higher than normal levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria). If you are unsure your doctor
will advise you.
• Have sarcoidosis (inflammation that produces lumps of cells in various organs in the body). Your doctor
will be able to tell you if you do.
• 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.

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5. How to store Adcal-D3 Caplets

Please tick the appropriate box:

X Do not take Adcal-D3 Caplets:
• if you are allergic to calcium carbonate, vitamin D3 or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6).
• if you have higher than normal levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia). Your doctor will be
able to tell you if you do.
• If you have severe kidney failure

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 Caplets

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:


Adcal-D3 Caplets contain calcium and vitamin D3 which are both essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Adcal-D3 Caplets provide 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 Caplets 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.

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1. What Adcal-D3 Caplets are and what they are used for

Rare Side Effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people):
• Constipation, wind, feeling sick, stomach ache, diarrhoea
• Skin rash
• Hypercalcaemia (too much calcium in your blood) or 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.


6. Contents of the pack and other information

! 4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.


5. How to store Adcal-D3 Caplets

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

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4. Possible side effects

If you stop taking Adcal-D3 Caplets – Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you stop taking the

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3. How to take Adcal-D3 Caplets

If you forget to take Adcal-D3 Caplets - If you forget to take your caplets, take them as soon as possible
and then continue to take them as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten caplets.

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2. What you need to know before you take
Adcal-D3 Caplets

If you take more Adcal-D3 Caplets than you should - You should only take what your doctor
recommends. If you take too many caplets contact your doctor or pharmacist if you can do so. If not, go to
the nearest hospital casualty department immediately, taking the pack and remaining tablets with you.

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

X Children under 12 – Do not give Adcal-D3 Caplets to children under 12 years.


What is in this leaflet

Adults, elderly and children over 12 years of age - Swallow 2 caplets twice daily, ideally two caplets in
the morning and two in the evening.

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Calcium carbonate (750 mg) and vitamin D3 (200 I.U.)
Film-coated tablets

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