Generic Name: calcium and vitamin D combination (KAL see um and VYE ta min D)Brand Names: Calcarb with D, Calcet, Calcio Del Mar, Calcitrate with D, Calcium 600+D, Caltrate 600 with D, Caltrate 600 with D Plus Soy, Caltrate Colon Health, Citracal + D, Citracal 250 mg + D, Citracal Creamy Bites, Citracal Maximum + D, Citracal Petites, Citrus Calcium with Vitamin D, Dical-D, Os-Cal 250 with D, Os-Cal 500 + D, Os-Cal with D, Oysco 500 with D, Oysco D, Oyst-Cal-D, Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D, Oyster-D, Oystercal-D, Posture-D H/P, Risacal-D
Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially bone formation and maintenance.
Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.
Calcium and vitamin D combination is used to prevent or to treat a calcium deficiency.
Calcium and vitamin D combination may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before you take calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, past or present kidney stones, heart disease, circulation problems, a parathyroid disorder, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.Avoid taking any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D without first talking to your doctor.
Before taking calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before you take calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor if you have:
circulation problems; or
a parathyroid gland disorder.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.Take the calcium and vitamin D regular tablet with a full glass of water.
The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it.Store calcium and vitamin D combination at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose symptoms may include irregular heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, a metallic taste in your mouth, confusion, loss of appetite, constipation, weakness, headache, confusion, or fainting.
Less serious side effects may include:
an irregular heartbeat;
nausea, vomiting, or decreased appetite;
a metallic taste;
muscle or bone pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before taking calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor if you are taking:
digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
antacids containing calcium, aluminum, or magnesium;
other calcium supplements;
calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or other vitamin D supplements; or
a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with calcium and vitamin D combination. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.