Adcal D3 Tablets contain calcium and vitamin D3 which are both essential for healthy bones and teeth. They can be taken twice a day to treat vitamin D and calcium deficiency, vitamin D is required for the bodies absorption of calcium.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Adcal D3 Tablets?
Adcal D3 tablets contain calcium and vitamin D3 which are both essential for healthy bones and teeth. If you buy Adcal D3 tablets online, or from your local pharmacy, and commence treatment they will provide extra calcium and vitamin D3 in the form of choleciferol to your diet. It is therefore used in conditions where your body’s calcium and vitamin D levels need to be increased.
Adcal D3 tablets can be prescribed to those with osteoporosis or osteomalacia, as well as those with specific dietary requirements or deficiency in calcium or vitamin D.
Calcium is part of our diet and is often found in dairy, nuts and spinach, it is essential for bone formation and health. Vitamin D can be acquired from sunlight as well as dairy and fish. Vitamin D is also required for the absorption of calcium so a lack of it can cause calcium deficiency. This is why you will often find them sold together in supplements.
Adcal D3 tablets are chewable meaning they should not be swallowed whole. You should chew two Adcal D3 tablets twice a day, ideally one in the evening and one and night.
You can buy Adcal D3 tablets online from e-Surgery, simply answer a 2 minute health questionnaire and have your Adcal D3 tablets delivered to your door.
How to take Adcal Tablets tablets?
When you buy Adcal D3 tablets online, or from your local GP, take 2 daily; once in the evening and once at night. Always take medication as your doctor or prescriber has instructed, and continue to take the medication even if you feel better until you have spoken to your doctor.
These are chewable tablets meaning you should not swallow them whole. They shouldn’t taste unpleasant.
If you forget to take your tablet, take it as soon as possible and continue to take the tablets as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
Why do I need Vitamin D and Calcium?
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.
As well as building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat.
About 99% of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth!
What are the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?
If you think you might be vitamin D deficient, book in to see your GP who will be able to diagnose you. You can also find vitamin D supplements in your local pharmacy.
Some common symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include:
Being ill or sick more often than usual
Fatigue and tiredness (a very commonly reported symptom)
Bone and back pain
What are the symptoms of Calcium deficiency?
Calcium deficiency and vitamin D deficiency are very closely linked, as vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium one often leads to the other.
Some common symptoms of calcium deficiency include:
osteoporosis or osteomalacia
Painful premenstrual problems in women
Persons commonly at risk for vitamin D deficiency include those with inadequate sun exposure, limited oral intake, or impaired intestinal absorption.
What causes Vitamin D deficiency?
A variety of issues can cause a vitamin D deficiency. For example, strict dietary requirements such as those who have a vegan diet will find it harder to get all the vitamin D they require in food without the help of supplements. Having limited exposure to sunlight or having a darker skin tone makes you more likely to develop vitamin D deficiency.
In the UK, sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation in winter (October to early March) for our skin to be able to make vitamin D. During these months, we rely on getting our vitamin D from food sources (including fortified foods) and supplements.
Using sunbeds isn’t a recommended way of making vitamin D.
What causes Calcium deficiency?
A vitamin D deficiency can lead to a calcium deficiency, further meaning that those with a vegan diet are more at risk as they also have a lower average calcium intake. High coffee or alcohol intake as well as an increased need for calcium (such as in pregnancy, breastfeeding and puberty) can also play a factor in deficiency.
If you buy Adcal D3 tablets online or from a local pharmacy, they can reduce symptoms of deficiency by increasing your vitamin D and calcium intake.
Side effects of Adcal D3 Tablets?
Like all medication, when you buy Adcal D3 tablets online or from your local pharmacy, there is a possibility of side effects (though they are generally considered quite safe). Please ensure you read the full list of side effects before you buy Adcal D3 tablets online in the Patient Information Leaflet.
Hypercalcaemia (too much calcium in your blood) or hypercalciuria (too much calcium in your urine).
Your doctor may wish to monitor your calcium levels and kidney function if you are taking these tablets long term.
If you have an allergic reaction (symptoms include itching, wheezing, rash, swelling of the tongue or throat) stop taking the tablets and seek medical attention immediately.
Interactions between Adcal D3 Tablets and food/alcohol?
If you buy Adcal D3 tablets online or from your local pharmacy, the medicine should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (e.g. spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (e.g. bran), or phytic acid (e.g. whole cereals).
Adcal D3 tablets contain a small amount of sugar and may be harmful to the teeth if used for a prolonged period.
Adcal D3 tablets contain soya oil. If you are allergic to peanuts or soya, do not use this medicine.
There is no evidence to suggest Adcal D3 tablets are affected by alcohol.
Interaction between Adcal D3 Tablets and other drugs?
Tell your doctor if you are taking:
calcium supplements or antacids for indigestion
digitalis drugs (eg. Lanoxin)
diuretics or corticosteroids
iron or fluoride medicines
Taking Adcal D3 Tablets when pregnant?
In pregnancy or when breastfeeding, Adcal D3 tablets should only be used under medical supervision. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Is there any reason I would not be able to take Adcal D3 Tablets?
You should inform your doctor or prescriber if you fall under any of the following:
if you are allergic to calcium carbonate, vitamin D3 or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
if you are allergic to peanut or soya. Adcal-D3 contains soya oil.
Have high levels of calcium in your blood (hypercalcaemia) or high levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria)
Have problems with your kidneys, for example kidney stones
Have sarcoidosis (inflammation that produces lumps of cells in various organs in the body)
Have previously been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
Are taking any other medication, even those you may have bought for yourself without prescription.
Why should I buy Adcal D3 Tablets?
Vitamin D and Calcium deficiency can cause fatigue and a general unwellness that can affect many areas of a persons life. When you buy Adcal D3 tablets online, you should notice a change in energy levels helping you to carry out daily activities easier.
You can buy Adcal D3 tablets online from e-Surgery!
Are there other ways to prevent vitamin D/ calcium deficiency?
A few ways to naturally increase your vitamin D and calcium levels include:
Including more foods in your diet that are high in these nutrients like dairy and fish
Use fortified dairy-free milk
Eat other fortified foods such as bread and cereal
Spend more time in the sun (where this is not possible UV lamps are a good alternative)
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
How will my Adcal D3 Tablets be delivered?
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from; Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy Adcal D3 tablets online they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice.
Whenever you buy Adcal D3 tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Adcal D3 tablets are unfinished, dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on disposal of Adcal D3 tablets you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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