Calcium Carbonate 1.25 gm+Cholecalciferol 250 IU

Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.

Uses of Calcium Carbonate+Cholecalciferol

Combination of Calcium Carbonate+ Cholecalciferol is used to prevent and treat calcium deficiency (low levels of calcium in blood). Low levels of calcium are associated with poor dietary intake of calcium, mainly seen during growth, pregnancy, and lactation. It is also used for the treatment of osteoporosis( bones become brittle and fragile), osteomalacia (softening of bones), rickets (abnormal calcification, softening, and distortion of the bones typically resulting in bowlegs), hypoparathyroidism(low levels of parathyroid hormones). 

Therapeutic Category

Calcium carbonate :Calcium supplements

Cholecalciferol:Vitamin derivatives

How Calcium Carbonate+Cholecalciferol works

Cholecalciferol helps to enhance the intestinal absorption of calcium. Calcium carbonate acts as a calcium supplement. Combination of calcium carbonate and Cholecalciferol helps to counteract the increase in parathyroid hormone, that is caused by calcium deficiency, and which causes increased bone resorption(destruction of bone tissue that promotes bone loss).  This helps to strengthen the bones, teeth, and muscle functions.

Common side effects of Calcium Carbonate+Cholecalciferol

  • high calcium levels in blood
  • low phosphate levels
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • excess gas
  • irritability
  • loss of hunger
  • dry mouth
  • acid reflux

When to consult your doctor

Consult your doctor:

  • if you experience alkaline urine, increased calcium levels in urine that results to kidney stones, and causing sequelae such as pancreatitis and kidney failure (symptoms of Milk-alkali syndrome)
  • in cases of accidental over dosages

Health Tips for Calcium Carbonate+Cholecalciferol

  • Maintain a balanced diet which includes natural sources of calcium and vitamin D3 such as leafy vegetables, fatty fish, dairy products etc
  • Do not take this product if you are diagnosed with kidney stones, increased levels of calcium in urine, severe kidney diseases
  • Inform your doctor on all the medicines you are taking with prescriptions, and non-prescriptions