"Calcium-D3 Nycomed" is a complex remedy that can compensate for the lack of components important for the body - calcium and vitamin D3. The drug is taken with a deficiency of these substances, as well as for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Taking the drug has a beneficial effect on the condition of nails and hair, and also helps to strengthen tooth enamel and bone tissue.
Instructions for the use of "Calcium-D3 Nycomed"
In the treatment of calcium and vitamin D deficiency, children from 12 years old and adults are prescribed 1 tablet of the drug 2 times a day, children 5-12 years old - also 1 tablet "Calcium-D3 Nycomed" 1-2 times a day. The dosage for children 3-5 years old is determined by the pediatrician. The duration of treatment for a lack of vitamins is 4-6 weeks. Repeated courses are recommended after consulting a doctor.
In the treatment of osteoporosis, 1 tablet of the drug is prescribed three times a day. For the prevention of osteoporosis - 1 tablet 2 times a day. The duration of treatment is determined individually, depending on the severity of the condition. Pregnant women are advised to strictly adhere to the dosage prescribed by the doctor, since excess calcium can adversely affect the development of the fetus.
The drug can be taken with meals or alone. The tablets can be sucked, chewed or swallowed with water.
Contraindications and warnings
The drug should not be taken with individual intolerance to any of its components, including sucrose and fructose. This remedy is contraindicated in vitamin D hypervitaminosis, hypercalcemia, urolithiasis, accompanied by the presence of calcium calculi. Also, the drug is contraindicated in severe renal failure, sarcoidosis, phenylketonuria, active tuberculosis. The drug is not prescribed for children under 3 years of age.
With the simultaneous use of "Calcium-D3 Nycomed" with cardiac drugs and diuretics, regular monitoring of the level of calcium in the blood serum is necessary. Antibiotics must be taken separately from the calcium supplement at intervals of at least 3 hours. Concomitant use with laxatives helps to reduce the absorption of vitamin D.
Foods such as sorrel, spinach, rhubarb and cereals reduce calcium absorption. After their use, it is recommended to take the drug no earlier than 2 hours later.
When treating "Calcium-D3 Nycomed", adverse reactions may occur in the form of hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, nausea, flatulence, constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain, and skin allergies (urticaria, itching, rash).
In some cases, an overdose of the drug may occur. Its symptoms are thirst, nausea, anorexia, muscle weakness, bone pain, fatigue, urolithiasis, cardiac arrhythmia. If symptoms of an overdose appear, you need to stop taking the drug itself, as well as heart and diuretic drugs (if they were present), do a gastric lavage, replenish the loss of fluid in the body and consult a doctor.