Calcarb 600 with Vitamin D Calcium Supplement Tablets
This combination medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).
Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amounts of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones.What is calcium and vitamin D combination?
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.
Adults, take 1 tablet daily as a dietary supplement, preferably with a meal.
Avoid taking any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D without first talking to your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist about taking calcium and vitamin D if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are breast-feeding a baby.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:
- kidney disease;
- past or present kidney stones;
- heart disease;
- high levels of calcium in your blood;
- circulation problems
- a parathyroid gland disorder.