Generic name: calcium and vitamin d combination [ kal-see-um-and-vye-ta-min-d ]
Drug class: Vitamin and mineral combinations
Availability: Over the counter
Pregnancy & Lactation: Risk data not available
What is Calcium 500+d?
Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for many functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
Calcium 500+D is used to treat or prevent a calcium deficiency.
There are many brands and forms of calcium and vitamin D combination available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
Calcium 500+D may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
How should I use Calcium 500+d
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Check the label of your Calcium 500+D product to see if it should be taken with or without food.
Take the regular tablet with a full glass of water.
The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Calcium and vitamin D may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes dietary changes. Learn about the foods that contain calcium and vitamin D.
Your supplement dose may need to be adjusted as you make changes to your diet. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.Calcium 500+d Dosage information (more detail)
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if Calcium 500+D is safe to use if you have:
high levels of calcium in your blood;
circulation problems; or
a parathyroid gland disorder.
Ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are nursing.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using Calcium 500+d?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking any multivitamins, mineral supplements, or antacids while you are taking Calcium 500+D.
Calcium 500+d side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have signs of too much calcium in your body, such as:
nausea, vomiting, constipation;
increased thirst or urination;
muscle weakness, bone pain; or
confusion, lack of energy, or feeling tired.
Common side effects of Calcium 500+D may include:
an irregular heartbeat;
weakness, drowsiness, headache;
dry mouth, or a metallic taste in your mouth; or
muscle or bone pain.
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.See more: Calcium 500+d Side Effects
What other drugs will affect Calcium 500+d?
Calcium can make it harder for your body to absorb certain medicines, and some medicines can make it harder for your body to absorb vitamin D. If you take other medications, take them at least 2 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after you take Calcium 500+D.
Other drugs may affect Calcium 500+D, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.