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CALCIUM CARBONATE/COLECALCIFEROL 1500MG/400IU CHEWABLE TABLETS

Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / CHOLECALCIFEROL CONCENTRATE (POWDER FORM) / COLECALCIFEROL CONCENTRATE (POWDER FORM)

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5. HOW TO STORE CALCIUM CARBONATE/
COLECALCIFEROL 1500MG/400IU CHEWABLE
TABLETS
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
children.
• Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package
in order to protect from moisture.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and blister strip 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 to protect the environment.

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
INFORMATION
What Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol 1500mg /
400IU chewable tablets contains
• Each chewable tablet contains
Calcium Carbonate 1500mg (equivalent to Calcium
600mg).
Colecalciferol as Colecalciferol Concentrate (Powder
Form) 400 IU (equivalent to Vitamin D3 10micrograms).
• The other ingredients are Starch Pregelatinized,
Povidone K30, Aspartame E951, Xylitol, Mannitol E421,
Sorbitol E420, Magnesium Stearate,
Tutti Frutti flavour as Powdarome Tutti Frutti
Premium (contains Maize Maltodextrin, Propylene
Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol).
• Vitamin D3 concentrate contains DL-α-tocopherol,
Modified Food Starch, Triglycerides of medium chain
fatty acids, Sodium Ascorbate Crystalline, Sucrose,
Colloidal anhydrous silica.
What Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol 1500mg /
400IU chewable tablets looks like and contents of the
pack
• The tablets are White to off white coloured flat circular
beveled edge chewable tablets debossed with ‘BP’ on
one side and ‘5’ on the other side.
• Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable
tablets are provided in packs of 56 and 112 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
responsible for batch release
Marketing Authorization Holder:
Blue Bio Pharmaceuticals Limited, 5th Floor, Beaux Lane
House, Mercer Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
Manufacturer
Central Pharma (contract packing) Ltd,
Caxton Road, Elm Farm Industrial Estate,
Bedford MK 41 OXZ UK.
This leaflet was last revised in February 2016

PACKAGE LEAFLET:
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Calcium Carbonate/ Colecalciferol
1500mg/400IU Chewable Tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your pharmacist has told you
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or
advice.
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or
your symptoms worsen.
• 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.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol 1500mg /
400IU Chewable Tablets are and what they are used
for
2. What you need to know before you take Calcium
Carbonate / Colecalciferol 1500mg / 400IU Chewable
Tablets
3. How to take Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol
1500mg / 400IU Chewable Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol
1500mg / 400IU Chewable Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. WHAT CALCIUM CARBONATE/
COLECALCIFEROL 1500MG/400IU CHEWABLE
TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable tablets
contain Calcium and Vitamin D3 which are both essential
for healthy bones and teeth.
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable tablets
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.
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable tablets
can be recommended by pharmacist 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.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU
TAKE CALCIUM CARBONATE/COLECALCIFEROL
1500MG/400IU CHEWABLE TABLETS
Do not take Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol
1500mg / 400IU chewable tablets
• if you are allergic to Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin D3 or
any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
section 6)

Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Calcium
Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable tablets.
Tell your 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), 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.
Other medicines and Calcium Carbonate /
Colecalciferol 1500mg / 400IU chewable tablets
• Tell your pharmacist 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 pharmacist knows this.
When taking these medicines leave a period of about
4 hours before taking your Calcium Carbonate and
Colecalciferol chewable tablets. Do not take them at
the same time.
• Tell your pharmacist if you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
In pregnancy or when breast feeding, Calcium Carbonate
and Colecalciferol chewable tablets should only be used
under medical supervision. Ask your pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicine.
Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol 1500mg / 400IU
chewable tablets 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. bananas), or phytic acid (e.g.
whole cereals).
Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol 1500mg / 400IU
chewable tablets contains Aspartame, Sorbitol and
Sucrose
• This medicinal product contains Aspartame which is
a source of phenylalanine. May be harmful for people
with phenylketonuria.
• This medicinal product also contains Sorbitol and
Sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3. HOW TO TAKE CALCIUM CARBONATE/
COLECALCIFEROL 1500MG/400IU CHEWABLE
TABLETS
Always take Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol
chewable tablets exactly as described in this leaflet or as
your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your
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. The tablets should be chewed. Do
not swallow whole.
Children under 12:
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable tablets
must not be given to children under 12 years old.
If you take more Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol
1500mg / 400IU chewable tablets than you should
You should only take what your pharmacist recommends.
If you take too many Calcium Carbonate and
Colecalciferol chewable tablets contact your pharmacist
if you can do so. If not, go to the nearest hospital casualty
department immediately, taking the Calcium Carbonate
and Colecalciferol chewable tablets pack and remaining
tablets with you.
If you forget to take Calcium Carbonate /
Colecalciferol 1500mg / 400IU chewable tablets
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 Calcium Carbonate / Colecalciferol
1500mg / 400IU chewable tablets
Always talk to your pharmacist before stopping using
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol chewable tablets.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol
chewable tablets 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 at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects,
you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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