OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, lozenge, box of 1 bottle of 60
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OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, lozenge, box of 1 bottle of 60 >>
Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Metabolism and nutrition
Active principles: Elemental calcium , Cholecalciferol

Medicinal product withdrawn from the market on 03/30/2015

what is OSTEOCAL D3 ?

This medication is usually prescribed for:

  • Vitamin-calcium deficiency in the elderly
  • Osteoporosis

what is OSTEOCAL D3 medication used for and indication?

This medication is indicated:

  • in the elderly, in the event of calcium and vitamin D deficiencies,
  • in combination with treatments for osteoporosis, when the intake of calcium and vitamin D is insufficient.

Presentation (s) available for Osteocal d3 500 mg / 400 IU

1 polyethylene bottle (s) of 60 tablet (s)

Pharmaceutical class mineral supplements
Active substance (s) for one tablet: calcium carbonate (1250.00 mg), cholecalciferol concentrate, powder form
General medicine no
Pharmaceutical form tablet to suck
Route (s) of administration oral
Social security reimbursement rate 65%
Laboratory (s) ALKOPHARM
Conditions of issue restricted prescription drug


The daily dosage is 2 tablets per day or 1 tablet morning and evening to suck.

OSTEOCAL D3 Contraindications

Never take OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, tablet to suck in the following cases:

  • history of allergy to vitamin D or to one of the constituents,
  • prolonged immobilization,
  • abnormally high amount of calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia),
  • exaggerated elimination of calcium through the urine (hypercalciuria),
  • kidney stones (calcium lithiasis),
  • phenylketonuria (hereditary disease due to enzyme deficiency), due to the presence of aspartame.

How To Take OSTEOCAL D3 ?

Administration mode

  • Oral route

Duration of treatment

  • Comply with your doctor’s prescription.

how does OSTEOCAL D3 work?


(drug active on the calcium balance. A: digestive system and metabolism).

  • Vitamin D corrects the insufficient intake of vitamin D.
  • It increases the intestinal absorption of calcium and its fixation on the osteoid tissue.
  • Calcium intake corrects dietary calcium deficiency.
  • The daily calcium requirements are of the order of 1000 to 1500 mg of elemental calcium and 500-1000 IU / day of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D and calcium correct secondary senile hyperparathyroidism.
  • An 18-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 3270 women aged 84 + – 6 years living in health centers, showed a significant decrease in plasma PTH levels. At 18 months, the results of the intention-to-treat analysis revealed 80 hip fractures in the calcium-vitamin D group and 110 hip fractures in the placebo group (p = 0.004). Under the conditions of this study, the treatment of 1387 women prevented 30 hip fractures. After an extension up to 36 months, the following results were obtained: 137 hip fractures in the calcium-vitamin D group and 178 in the placebo group (p <= 0.02).

How To Store OSTEOCAL D3 ?

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Expiration date

Do not use OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, lozenge after the expiry date stated on the bottle.

Storage conditions

No special storage conditions.

If necessary, warnings against certain visible signs of deterioration

Do not use OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU sucking tablet if you notice visible signs of deterioration.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist what to do with any unused medicine. These measures will help to protect the environment.

OSTEOCAL D3 Side Effects

Like all medicines, OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, lozenge can have side effects, although not everybody gets them:

  • constipation or diarrhea,
  • bloating, stomach pain,
  • nausea,
  • too great an increase in the level of calcium in the blood or urine, in the event of prolonged treatment,
  • itching, extensive rash, hives.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or if any side effects get serious, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

OSTEOCAL D3 Interactions



  • Decrease in the digestive absorption of cyclins.
  • Take calcium salts away from cyclins (more than 2 hours, if possible).


  • Risk of rhythm disturbances.
  • Clinical monitoring and, if necessary, control of ECG and serum calcium.


  • Risk of reduced digestive absorption of bisphosphonates.
  • Take calcium salts away from bisphosphonates (more than 2 hours, if possible).


  • Decreased digestive absorption of estramustine.
  • Take calcium salts away from estramustine (more than 2 hours if possible).

Iron (salts) (oral route):

  • Decreased digestive absorption of iron salts.
  • Take iron between meals and in the absence of calcium.


Thiazide diuretics:

  • Risk of hypercalcemia by reduction of urinary calcium elimination.

Effects on ability to Drive and use machines

  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.

Warnings and Precautions

  • of prolonged treatment, it is necessary to have the quantity of calcium excreted in the urine checked regularly (calciuria). Depending on the result, your doctor may need to reduce or even interrupt your treatment.
  • additional administration of calcium and vitamin D in high doses which must be done under strict medical supervision.
  • associated treatment with bisphosphonates as well as in case of treatment with an antibiotic of the cyclin family, it is advisable to wait at least two hours between the intakes of these drugs and OSTEOCAL D3, tablet to suck
  • sarcoidosis or kidney failure.
  • galactosemia, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome or lactase deficiency (rare metabolic diseases), due to the presence of lactose.
  • fructose intolerance (hereditary metabolic disease), due to the presence of sorbitol.


This product can be used during pregnancy and lactation. However, the daily dose should not exceed 1500 mg of calcium and 600 IU of vitamin D3.

During pregnancy, cholecalciferol overdose should be avoided:

  • vitamin D overdose during gestation has had teratogenic effects in animals.
  • in pregnant women, vitamin D overdoses should be avoided because permanent hypercalcemia can cause physical and mental retardation in children, supravalvular aortic stenosis or retinopathy. However, several children were born without malformation after administration of very high doses of vitamin D3 for hypoparathyroidism in the mother.
  • vitamin D and its metabolites pass into breast milk.

What happens if I overdose from OSTEOCAL D3 ?

If you take more OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, tablet to suck than you should:

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
  • Taking an excessive dose of this medication may cause the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, intense thirst, constipation.
  • In case of prolonged overdose, calcifications may appear in the vessels or tissues.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, tablet to suck:

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you forgot to take.

What happens if you stop taking OSTEOCAL D3 ?

  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.

What is  Forms and Composition ?

Appearance and shape

  • White round tablet.
  • 60 tablets in a bottle (PE).

What is OSTEOCAL D3 500 mg / 400 IU, tablet to suck and contents of the outer packaging?

  • This medication is in the form of a tablet to suck. Box of 60.


Active ingredient Tablet to suck
Calcium element 500 mg *
Cholecalciferol 400 IU *

* per unit dose

Active ingredients: Elemental calcium , Cholecalciferol

Excipients with known effects ?

  • Aspartame, Lactose monohydrate, Sorbitol
Other excipients: Xylitol, Povidone K 30, Levomenthol, Talc, Magnesium stearate, Mint flavor: Peppermint essential oil, Gum arabic, Maltodextrin


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Special warnings:

  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, the elderly, boys and drivers, and use before surgery.

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