Calcium with vitamin D is a supplement that prevents low levels of calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that your body uses for normal bone development and maintenance. Vitamin D also helps your nervous system, musculoskeletal system and immune system. You can take this supplement by mouth with a glass of water as directed.
CALCIUM; VITAMIN D (KAL see um; VAHY tuh min D) prevents and treats low calcium and vitamin D levels in your body. Vitamin D and calcium help build and maintain the health of your bones. Vitamin D also plays an important role in supporting your immune system and brain health.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Calcarb 600 with Vitamin D, Calcet Petites, Calcet Plus Vitamin D, Calcitrate + D, Calcium Citrate + D3 Maximum, Calcium Citrate Maximum with D, Caltrate, Caltrate 600+D, Caltrate Colon Health, Citracal + D, Citracal MAXIMUM + D, Citracal Petites with Vitamin D, Citrus Calcium Plus D, OSCAL 500 + D, OSCAL Calcium + D3, OSCAL Extra D3, Osteo-Poretical, Oysco 500 + D, Oysco D, Oystercal-D Calcium
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Take this medication by mouth with water. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Take it with food or within 1 hour after a meal. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop.
This product contains calcium. It should be taken at a different time of day than some other medications taken by mouth. Talk to your care team if you are not sure if you should separate the timing of your medications.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Taking this medication is not a substitute for a well-balanced diet and exercise. Talk with your care team and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Do not take any non-prescription medications that have vitamin D, phosphorus, magnesium, or calcium, including antacids, while taking this medication, unless your care team says you can. The extra supplements can cause side effects.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.
To get rid of medications that are no longer needed or have expired:
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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