Do not take Calcichew-D3 Forte if you:
- are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients
- are allergic (hypersensitive) to soya or peanuts
- have a condition causing high levels of calcium in your blood or urine hypercalcaemia or hypercalciuria) e.g.renal (kidney failure), cancer that has affected your bones, have high levels of Vitamin D in your blood, have kidney stones.
If any of the following applies to you, please tell your doctor:
- phenylketonuria (a deficiency in the enzyme which breaks down phenylalanine) as these tablets contain aspartame, a source of phenylalanine
- brittle bones (osteoporosis) as a result of being immobile
- you are elderly and taking medicines for your heart, or diuretics
- a high tendency to kidney stone (calculus) formation
- Cancer or any other condtions that may have affected your bones.
If you have any of the following conditions your serum calcium or phosphate levels, or urinary calcium excretion must be monitored. Calcichew should be taken under close medical supervision.
- sarcoidosis (an immune system disorder which may affect your liver, lungs, skin or lymph nodes)
- kidney problems
- you are on long-term treatment with Calcichew
- you are already taking additional doses of calcium or vitamin D. Calcichew should be taken under close medical supervision
If you have increased calcium levels in the blood or develop signs of kidney problems, the dose of Calcichew-D3 Forte should be reduced or the treatment discontinued.
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Calcichew-D3 Forte should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (found in spinach and rhubarb) or phytic acid (found in whole cereals).
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding before taking Calcichew-D3 Forte .
Important information about some of the ingredients of Calcichew-D3 Forte
The following are ingredients in this product:
- Sorbitol, isomalt and sucrose: if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
- Aspartame contains a source of phenylalanine and may be harmful to people with phenylketonuria (a deficiency in the enzyme which breaks down phenylalanine).
- Hydrogenated soya bean oil: if you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this medicinal product
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.
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