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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, Oystercal-D, Oyster-D, Posture-D H/P, Risacal-D

Generic Name: calcium and vitamin D combination (Pronunciation: KAL see um and VYE ta min D)

What is calcium and vitamin D combination (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, Oystercal-D, Oyster-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.

Calcet

rectangular, yellow, imprinted with CALCET, MPC

What are the possible side effects of calcium and vitamin D combination?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • an irregular heartbeat;
  • nausea, vomiting, or decreased appetite;
  • dry mouth;
  • constipation;
  • weakness;
  • headache;
  • a metallic taste;
  • muscle or bone pain; or
  • drowsiness.

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.

What is the most important information I should know about calcium and vitamin D combination?

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.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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