Caltrate 600mg/400IU Film-Coated Tablets


This medicine contains two active substances, calcium and vitamin D3. Calcium is an important constituent of bone and vitamin D3 helps the absorption of calcium by the intestine and its deposition in the bones. It is used:
• In the correction of calcium and vitamin D deficiencies in older people.
• In combination with osteoporosis treatments where calcium and vitamin D levels are too low or where there is a high risk of them being too low.


Do not take Caltrate
• If you are allergic to calcium, vitamin D or any of the other ingredients in Caltrate in particular soya bean oil or peanut.
• If you are suffering from kidney failure.
• If you have an abnormally high level of calcium in the blood (hypercalcaemia) and/or excessive loss of calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria).
• If you have a condition that could lead to hypercalcaemia and/or hypercalciuria (e.g. overactive parathyroid glands, a disease of the bone marrow (myeloma), a malignant bone tumour (bone metastases)).
• If you are suffering from kidney stones (calcium lithiasis) or have calcium deposits in your kidneys (nephrocalcinosis).
• If you are suffering from an excessive supply of vitamin D (hypervitaminosis D).


How to Use
The recommended dose is 1 tablet twice a day for adults and older people (e.g. one in the morning and one in the evening). Pregnant women should only take 1 tablet per day.
You should take the tablet with a large glass of water (200 ml). If you are more than 65 years-old or have difficulty swallowing, you should divide the breakable tablet in two parts and take them with a large glass of water (200 ml).

The active substances are:
Calcium (as carbonate)   600 mg
Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) 400 IU

The other ingredients are: Tablet Core - microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, crospovidone type A, sodium laurilsulfate, sodium croscarmellose, magnesium stearate, DL-α-tocopherol, partially hydrogenated soya bean oil, bovine gelatin hydrolyzed, sucrose, corn starch, silicon dioxide. Tablet Coating - light liquid paraffin, talc, OPADRY OY-S-27203 (methylhydroxypropylcellulose, titanium dioxide (E171), light liquid paraffin, sodium laurilsulfate, red iron oxide (E172), black iron oxide (E172), yellow iron oxide (E172)).



  • Do not take if you are allergic to calciumvitamin D or any of the other ingredients in Caltrate in particular soya bean oil or peanut
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
  • Caltrate is not intended for use in children and adolescents.
  • Read all of the leaflet within this product carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.


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