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CALCIUM WITH ERGOCALCIFEROL TABLETS BP

Active substance(s): CALCIUM LACTATE PENTAHYDRATE / CALCIUM PHOSPHATE / ERGOCALCIFEROL

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

3. How to take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
The tablets may be crushed or chewed before swallowing.
Adults & Children:
Adults with normal deficiency - take 1 tablet daily.

Adults with severe deficiency and children - take as directed by your doctor.

If this medicine has been prescribed for you by your doctor the pharmacist’s label will tell
you how many tablets to take and how often. If you are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep the leaflet; you may need to read it again. If you have any questions or are
not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets are and what they are used for
Before you take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
How to take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
Possible side effects
How to store Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
Further information

If you have taken too many tablets:
If you think you have taken too many tablets, contact your doctor straight away or go to
the nearest hospital casualty department. Take with you any remaining tablets and the
pack so that the medicine can be identified.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Calcium and Ergocalciferol can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. Side effects are more likely if large doses are taken, if this medicine
is taken for a long period of time or if your kidneys do not work properly.
The following side effects can occur due to unusually high calcium levels in the blood
(hypercalcaemia):

1. What Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets are and what they are
used for

The active ingredients in this medicine are calcium lactate pentahydrate, calcium
phosphate and ergocalciferol (vitamin D); they act as supplements of calcium and vitamin
D. This medicine is used to treat a deficiency in the body of calcium and vitamin D.



have kidney stones (renal calculi) or if your kidneys do not work properly







have an underactive thyroid gland

Check with your doctor before taking these tablets if you:
• are pregnant or breast feeding



have diarrhoea












tiredness or weakness.

Do not take the tablets if the expiry date on the pack has passed. If you have any
medicines that are out of date, return them to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Do not
take the tablets if you notice any signs of deterioration such as chipped or broken
or discoloured tablets.

absorb food poorly from your intestine.

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

6. Further information

Ingredients:
Each tablet contains the active ingredients calcium lactate pentahydrate 300mg, calcium
phosphate 150mg and ergocalciferol 10 micrograms (400 units). The active ingredient
ergocalciferol preparation also contains butylated hydroxytoluene, sucrose, gelatin,
medium chain triglycerides, modified maize starch and sodium aluminium silicate. The
other ingredients are maize starch, lactose, talc, magnesium stearate.

calcitonin or disodium etidronate used in the treatment of bone diseases including
osteoporosis or Paget’s disease and in some cancers
anticonvulsant medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits such as phenytoin,
phenobarbital, sodium valproate, lamotrigine

oestrogens (often used in hormone replacement therapy/HRT or the contraceptive pill)

What the medicine looks like:
Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets are white, round tablets, engraved with the company
logo on one side and A021 on the other side.
This medicine is available in pack sizes of 28, 30, 42, 50, 56, 60, 84, 90, 100, 112, 250,
500 and 1000 tablets. Not all the pack sizes are marketed.

thiazide diuretics (water tablets) eg. bendroflumethiazide, chlortalidone
tetracycline antibiotics eg. oxytetracycline, minocycline

other medicines or supplements that contain calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin D
or iron
other medicines or supplements that contain potassium and sodium phosphates,
sodium fluoride, oxalates or phytates

Who makes this medicine and holds the Product Licence:
Product Licence Holder:
Crescent Pharma Limited, Units 3 & 4, Quidhampton Business Units, Polhampton Lane,
Overton, Hants, RG25 3ED

cellulose sodium phosphate (for kidney stones).

Other special warnings
Alcohol:
Avoid excessive alcohol while taking this medicine - it can reduce the amount of calcium
your body absorbs. Large amounts of fibre, caffeine or nicotine can have the same effect.

Manufacturer:
Surepharm Services Limited, Unit 2H, Bretby Business Park, Ashby Road East, Bretby,
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 0YZ.

Pregnancy and breast feeding:
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine. These tablets must only be taken during
pregnancy on your doctor’s instructions. Do not take these tablets if you are breast feeding.

Date leaflet revised: January 2014
If you would like this leaflet in a different format please contact the licence holder at the
above address.

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Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine:
Contains lactose and sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

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unusually dry mouth

Do not store above 25ºC. Store in the original package in order to protect from light and
moisture.

are dehydrated (your body is short of water or the salts in your body are out of balance)

Effects on driving or operating machinery:
This medicine should not affect your ability to perform skilled tasks such as driving or operating
machinery. However, if you think you are affected do not drive or operate machinery.

loss of appetite

5. How to store Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets

Taking other medicines
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking other
medicines, including any that you can buy without a prescription. This is especially
important if you are taking:


drowsiness

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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.

have a condition called sarcoidosis where lumps form in the body

are elderly

headache



have high levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria)






Do not take these tablets if you:
• are allergic to Calcium and Ergocalciferol or any of the ingredients (see section 6)
have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia)

constipation



2. Before you take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets




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If you forget to take a dose:
If you miss a dose of this medicine, do not worry, just carry on as usual the next day. DO
NOT take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

CALCIUM AND ERGOCALCIFEROL
Tablets
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep the leaflet; you may need to read it again. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
3. How to take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
6. Further information

1. What Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets are and what they are used for
The active ingredients in this medicine are calcium lactate pentahydrate, calcium phosphate and ergocalciferol (vitamin D); they
act as supplements of calcium and vitamin D. This medicine is used to treat a deficiency in the body of calcium and vitamin D.

2. Before you take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
Do not take these tablets if you:
• are allergic to Calcium and Ergocalciferol or any of the ingredients (see section 6)
• have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia)
• have high levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria)
• have kidney stones (renal calculi) or if your kidneys do not work properly
• have a condition called sarcoidosis where lumps form in the body
• have an underactive thyroid gland
Check with your doctor before taking these tablets if you:
• are pregnant or breast feeding
• are elderly
• are dehydrated (your body is short of water or the salts in your body are out of balance)
• have diarrhoea
• absorb food poorly from your intestine.
Taking other medicines
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking other medicines, including any that you can
buy without a prescription. This is especially important if you are taking:
• c alcitonin or disodium etidronate used in the treatment of bone diseases including osteoporosis or Paget’s disease and in
some cancers
• anticonvulsant medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, sodium valproate, lamotrigine­
• oestrogens (often used in hormone replacement therapy/HRT or the contraceptive pill)
• thiazide diuretics (water tablets) eg. bendroflumethiazide, chlortalidone
• tetracycline antibiotics eg. oxytetracycline, minocycline
• other medicines or supplements that contain calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin D or iron
• other medicines or supplements that contain potassium and sodium phosphates, sodium fluoride, oxalates or phytates
• cellulose sodium phosphate (for kidney stones).
Other special warnings
Alcohol:
Avoid excessive alcohol while taking this medicine - it can reduce the amount of calcium your body absorbs. Large amounts
of fibre, caffeine or nicotine can have the same effect.
Pregnancy and breast feeding:
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine. These tablets must only be taken during pregnancy on your doctor’s
instructions. Do not take these tablets if you are breast feeding.
Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine:
Contains lactose and sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.
Effects on driving or operating machinery:
This medicine should not affect your ability to perform skilled tasks such as driving or operating machinery. However, if you
think you are affected do not drive or operate machinery.

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3. How to take Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
The tablets may be crushed or chewed before swallowing.
Adults & Children:
Adults with normal deficiency - take 1 tablet daily.
Adults with severe deficiency and children - take as directed by your doctor.
If this medicine has been prescribed for you by your doctor the pharmacist’s label will tell you how many tablets to take and
how often. If you are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take a dose:
If you miss a dose of this medicine, do not worry, just carry on as usual the next day. DO NOT take a double dose to make up
for the forgotten dose.
If you have taken too many tablets:
If you think you have taken too many tablets, contact your doctor straight away or go to the nearest hospital casualty
department. Take with you any remaining tablets and the pack so that the medicine can be identified.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Calcium and Ergocalciferol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects are more
likely if large doses are taken, if this medicine is taken for a long period of time or if your kidneys do not work properly.
The following side effects can occur due to unusually high calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcaemia):
• constipation
• drowsiness
• headache
• loss of appetite
• unusually dry mouth
• tiredness or weakness.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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.

5. How to store Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light and moisture.
Do not take the tablets if the expiry date on the pack has passed. If you have any medicines that are out of date, return them
to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Do not take the tablets if you notice any signs of deterioration such as chipped or broken
or discoloured tablets.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

6. Further information
Ingredients:
Each tablet contains the active ingredients calcium lactate pentahydrate 300mg, calcium phosphate 150mg and ergocalciferol
10 micrograms (400 units). The active ingredient ergocalciferol preparation also contains butylated hydroxytoluene, sucrose, gelatin,
medium chain triglycerides, modified maize starch and sodium aluminium silicate. The other ingredients are maize starch, lactose,
talc, magnesium stearate.
What the medicine looks like:
Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets are white, round tablets, engraved with the company logo on one side and A021 on the other side.
This medicine is available in pack sizes of 28, 30, 42, 50, 56, 60, 84, 90, 100, 112, 250, 500 and 1000 tablets. Not all the pack sizes
are marketed.
Who makes this medicine and holds the Product Licence:
Product Licence Holder:
Crescent Pharma Limited, Units 3 & 4, Quidhampton Business Units, Polhampton Lane, Overton, Hants, RG25 3ED
Manufacturer:
Surepharm Services Limited, Unit 2H, Bretby Business Park, Ashby Road East, Bretby, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire,
DE15 0YZ.
Date leaflet prepared: January 2014
If you would like this leaflet in a different format please contact the licence holder at the above address.

16 East Park Road,
Leicester, LE5 4QA.
Tel 0116 201 3300
Fax 0116 201 3312
ISDN 0116 246 4123
Clearly mark any amendments on one proof and return to Chesapeake.
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Proceed

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System into a format compatible with that of the Litho Printing Process.
Warning! We cannot accept responsibility for any errors in this proof after
approval. The artwork received has been significantly adjusted, revised or
reset by us from disk or hard copy. Whilst we take extreme care at all times
to ensure accuracy, the final responsibility must be taken by our customer.
If you sign this proof you are signifying full approval of design and text.

Customer

CRESCENT PHARMA

Colours Used

Description

Calcium and Ergocalciferol tablets

Black

Code Ref

P0141T

Keyline (Does not print)

Cutter Ref

n/a

Size

210 x 297mm

Min. Point Size

9pt

Page Numbers

2 of 2

Market

UK

Language

English

Proof By

Michael Casingena

Proof No.

Seven

Date

04/02/2014

File Location

Artwork Job No.19981/364580/474957 Pharma code

150mm

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