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Adcal D3 Chewable Tablets - Lemon

Adcal D3 Chewable Tablets

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Both children and adults sometimes need a bit of a boost of their essential vitamins and minerals to help keep their bones and teeth strong and healthy. Adcal D3 chewable tablets come in tasty tutti frutti or lemon flavour, containing both calcium and vitamin D. 

You can buy Adcal D3 online at The Independent Pharmacy without a prescription, just fill in our short health questionnaire so our pharmacy team can make sure this product is right for you.

Adcal D3 Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Adcal D3 and how does it work?

Adcal D3 is a brand of medicine which contains the ingredients calcium and colecalciferol (otherwise known as vitamin D3) and is taken as a supplement by children and adults, over 12 years old, to help support strong bones and teeth in adults.

Vitamin D is naturally absorbed by the body through sunlight and also some foods such as oily fish. Vitamin D is essential to supporting strong bones as it is needed for the body to be able to absorb the calcium that we consume through food and drink. 

Most adults will get enough calcium and vitamin D from their diet and sunlight that they do not need to take dietary supplements. However, if you suffer from conditions such as osteomalacia or osteoporosis and struggle to absorb enough vitamin D and calcium, taking Adcal D3 can prevent bones from becoming weaker and more brittle. 

Adcal D3 is available at The Independent Pharmacy as flavoured chewable tablets but also comes in a caplet and soluble tablet preparation. 

 

What is Adcal D3 used for?

Adcal D3 is used to increase your daily intake of calcium and vitamin D to help support healthier, stronger bones and teeth in those that are unable to absorb adequate calcium and vitamin D from their diet and lifestyle alone.

Adcal D3 may be a suitable supplement for the following:

  • People with osteoporosis or osteomalacia
  • The elderly
  • Anyone that is restricted or has a disability that limits their exposure to sunlight
  • Women going through the menopause

If you are unsure whether you are deficient in calcium and vitamin D you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

 

Adcal D3 for osteoporosis

If you have a diagnosis of osteoporosis you may need to take calcium and vitamin D3 supplements such as Adcal D3 to help your body to absorb enough calcium to help improve your bone strength. 

If you have osteoporosis or another bone disorder such as osteomalacia you should speak to your doctor or a pharmacist about your options before taking supplements. 

 

Is Adcal D3 good for you?

Adcal D3 is a vitamin and mineral supplement to support healthy bones. Most people will get sufficient calcium and vitamin D from their diet and exposure to sunlight and so will not require Adcal D3. 

However, for those that are at risk of calcium and vitamin D deficiency, Adcal D3, can be a quick and easy method of increasing the body’s absorption of these essential vitamins and minerals where lifestyle changes are not enough. 

It is not advisable to take Adcal D3 unless you know that you have decreased levels of calcium and vitamin D3. Taking supplements when they are not needed can cause damage to your kidneys. You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned about your calcium or vitamin D intake and absorption before taking Adcal D3. 

 

Adcal D3 alternatives

Adcal D3 is an approved calcium and vitamin D3 supplement for people who are at an increased risk of deficiency as they are unable to absorb enough calcium and vitamin D through diet and lifestyle alone. 

First-line advice for all people who have reduced uptake of vitamin D and calcium should be to increase the amount of calcium and vitamin D in their diet and to safely get more exposure to natural sunlight. More information about vitamins and minerals can be found on the NHS website.

Adcal D3 is a brand of supplement that contains both calcium and vitamin D3 and the same medication can be bought under different brand names such as:

  • Accrete D3
  • Cacit D3
  • Calfovit D3
  • SunVit-D3

 

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Adcal D3 dose

Adcal D3 chewable tablets can be taken by children and adults over 12 years old. Adcal D£ is for oral use only and should always be chewed and not swallowed whole. 

Before taking Adcal D3 please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

Children and adults over 12 years old, take 2 tablets daily. Chew 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening. 

If you take too much Adcal D3 you should not take your next dose, speak to a doctor or pharmacist or go to your nearest emergency department straight away. Taking too much Adcal D3 can cause damage to your kidneys.

 

How long should you take Adcal D3 for?

There is no set amount of time in which you should take Adcal D3 but as with all medicine, it is not advisable to take it for longer than it is needed. You should only take Adcal D3 as a dietary supplement for as long as you are unable to get enough calcium and vitamin D3 from your diet or lifestyle alone. 

If you continue to be unable to get enough calcium and vitamin D from your diet and lifestyle you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Adcal D3 side effects

In the same way as other medicines, Adcal D3 can cause some unwanted side effects but may not be experienced by everyone. 

For full information about the side effects associated with Adcal D3 please see the Patient Information Leaflet.

If you experience a severe allergic reaction to Adcal D3, stop taking it straight away and seek medical help from your nearest emergency department.

If you are worried about side effects when taking Adcal D3 or they do not go away once you have stopped taking it, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

The most common side effects associated with Adcal D3 are:

  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Excess wind and stomach pain, 
  • Feeling sick
  • Hypercalcaemia (excess calcium in the blood) or hypercalciuria (excess calcium in the urine)

 

Is Adcal D3 safe?

Adcal D3 is a dietary supplement and is safe to use by people that are unable to absorb enough calcium and vitamin D through diet and lifestyle alone. 

Adcal D3 should only be taken if you know that you have a calcium and vitamin D3 deficiency. 

Taking too much calcium and vitamin D3 can lead to an excess of calcium in your blood, hypercalcaemia and an excess of calcium in your urine, hypercalciuria which can cause damage to your kidneys. 

Adcal D3 and nausea

A side effect of Adcal D3 is nausea. Feeling nauseous while taking Adcal D3 is not dangerous but can be unpleasant. If you are unable to take Adcal D3 due to side effects you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist to discuss your options. 

Adcal D3 ingredients

Before taking Adcal D3 you must read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly. Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with a full list of ingredients.

Do not take Adcal D3 if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. 

Adcal D3 chewable tablets contain the active ingredients: 

  • Calcium carbonate (1500mg, equivalent to 600mg calcium) 
  • Vitamin D3 (400iu, equivalent to 10µg colecalciferol). 

Adcal D3 chewable tablets also contain:

  • Soya oil
  • Gelatin
  • Sucrose

Adcal D3 warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Adcal D3 contains soya. Do not use this product if you are allergic to soya or any of the other constituent ingredients.

Inform your GP if you plan on taking Adcal D3 tablets and suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels in the blood)
  • Hypercalciuria (high calcium levels in urine)
  • Kidney problems
  • Sarcoidosis
  • An intolerance to certain sugars

Adcal D3 may interact with foods rich in certain compounds. This includes phosphate or phytic acid (both found in some cereals) and oxalic acid (found in vegetables such as rhubarb or spinach). Leave a gap of at least two hours between using Adcal D3 and eating foods such as these.

Inform your GP or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Calcium supplements
  • Antacids
  • Diruetics
  • Digitalis drugs

If you are taking any of these medicines, you will need to wait roughly four hours before having an Adcal D3 tablet:

  • Bisphosphontates
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Quinolone antibiotics
  • Medicines containing iron or fluoride

For a full list of warnings and precautions please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

 

Adcal D3 & food

Do not take Adcal D3 within 2 hours of eating food that has high levels of oxalic acid (e.g. spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (e.g. bran), or phytic acid (e.g. whole cereals). 

Foods that are high in these substances can further inhibit the body from being able to absorb calcium and may, therefore, increase deficiency.

Adcal D3 & Pregnancy

A woman that is pregnant or breastfeeding is more likely to be deficient in vitamin D and calcium. If you are pregnant you should discuss dietary supplement options with your doctor, midwife or pharmacist.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

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