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theiCal-D3 1000mg/880 IU chewable tablets
1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets
Calcium and Colecalciferol
Always take this medicine as described in this leaflet.
1. What TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets
3. How to take TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets is a calcium-vitamin D3-supplement.
You may wish to talk to your pharmacist about the long-term use of this medicine especially:
Talk to your pharmacist before taking TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets
TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets are not intended for use in children and adolescents.
Tell your pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
You can take TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets at any time, with or without food.
Please notice that oxalic acid (contained in spinach and rhubarb) and phytic acid (contained in wholegrain cereals) can reduce the amount of calcium you absorb in your bowel. In the 2 hours before or after eating food containing high amounts of oxalic or phytic acid patients should not take medicinal products that contain calcium.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
If you are pregnant you may use TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets in case of a calcium and vitamin D deficiency.
The daily dose of half a tablet must not be exceeded. During pregnancy the total daily amount of calcium should not be higher than 1,500 mg and the total daily amount of vitamin D3 should not be higher than 600 IU (International Units).
Long-term overdose of calcium and vitamin D during pregnancy must be avoided since this may lead to high levels of calcium in the blood and may have a negative effect on the unborn child.
TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets can be used during breast-feeding. As calcium and vitamin D pass into breast-milk check with your pharmacist first if your child receives any other products containing vitamin D.
TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets has no influence on your ability to drive and use machines.
This medicine contains 1 mg aspartame (E951) in each chewable tablet. Aspartame is a source of phenylalanine. It may be harmful if you have phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder in which phenylalanine builds up because the body cannot remove it properly.
This medicine contains 0.02 mg benzyl alcohol in each chewable tablet. Benzyl alcohol may cause allergic reactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or if you have a liver or kidney disease. This is because large amounts of benzyl alcohol can build-up in your body and may cause side effects (called “metabolic acidosis”).
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. Sucrose may be harmful to the teeth.
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per chewable tablet, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.
This medicine contains 119.32 mg sorbitol (E420) in each chewable tablet.
Always take TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets as described in this leaflet. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and elderly (including with liver disease) take 1 chewable tablet daily (corresponding to 1,000 mg of calcium and 880 IU (International Units) of vitamin D3).
Pregnant women take only half a chewable tablet daily (corresponding to 500 mg of calcium and 440 IU (International Units) of vitamin D3). The daily dose of half a tablet must not be exceeded. Do not take if you have severe kidney disease.
The tablet has to be chewed before it is swallowed. It should be taken at any time, with or without food.
TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets should be taken as long-term treatment. Talk to your pharmacist how long you should take TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets (see also section 2, Take special care with TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets).
Overdose of TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets may lead to symptoms such as feeling sick (nausea), vomiting, thirst or excessive thirst, increased urine output, depletion of body fluids or constipation.
If an overdose is suspected, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist.
Like all medicines, TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The evaluation of side effects is based on the following frequencies:
Very common: affects more than 1 user in 10
Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
Rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
Very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
Stop taking TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets and contact a healthcare professional immediately if you experience the following allergic reaction (not known as frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
The other side effects reported are:
Rare side effects:
Uncommon side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via:
or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets after the expiry date (EXP) which is stated on the carton and on the tablet container or on the laminated aluminium paper foil. The expiry date (EXP) refers to the last day of that month.
For tablet container: Keep the tablet container tightly closed in order to protect from moisture.
For strips: This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
TheiCal-D3 1000 mg / 880 IU chewable tablets are round, white tablets with faultless surface and a breakmark. The tablet can be divided into equal halves.
The chewable tablets are available in polypropylene tablet containers with polyethylene stoppers containing a desiccant in the following package sizes:
20, 28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 90, 100 (bundling package 5 x 20) chewable tablets.
The chewable tablets are available in strips of laminated aluminium paper foil in the following package sizes:
20, 28, 30, 48, 56, 60, 90, 96, 100 (bundling package 5 x 20) chewable tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
This leaflet was last revised in July 2021.