theiCal-D3®

1000mg/880IU Calcium/Colecalciferol Chewable Tablets 

Adverse events should be reported
Reporting forms and information can be found at yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk or downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Adverse events should also be reported to JensonR+ on 01271 314 320 or Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals on 0345 527 0680.

Information for Healthcare Professionals

theiCal-D3® is a calcium-vitamin D3 supplement. It is used – to prevent and treat a lack of calcium and vitamin D in the elderly and to provide for vitamin D and calcium supplementation as supportive treatment for osteoporosis (weaker / brittle bones and joints).

In the Clinical Knowledge Summary produced by NICE they recommend in patients with a risk of fragility fracture and when calcium intake is inadequate: Prescribe 20 micrograms (800 international units) of vitamin D with at least 1000 mg of calcium daily for elderly people who are housebound or living in a nursing home.

Ref: CKS Osteoporosis prevention of fragility fractures available at https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/osteoporosis-prevention-of-fragility-fractures/management/management/

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theiCal-D3® is suitable for most Patients

theiCal-D3® is suitable for patients with dietary requirements in that it does not contain nut oil, soya oil or gelatin and is suitable for vegetarians and Halal certified.

theiCal-D3® chewable tablet is a simple once daily dose.

Most patients over 80 experience some swallowing difficulties. These patients may find a chewable tablet easier to take. Many of these patients will be taking multiple medications and a single daily dose would give a minimal increase in pill burden.

Ref: National Foundation for Swallowing Difficulties. How aging effects our swallowing ability. Available at How Aging Affects Our Swallowing Ability | National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders.

theiCal-D3® is suitable for most patients in that

  • theiCal-D3® can be taken at any time of the day
  • theiCal-D3® can be taken with or without food
  • theiCal-D3® can be taken whole or in two halves

Patients prefer theiCal-D3®

In a real world patient preference survey of 69 patients, comparing theiCal-D3® with Adcal D3®, Calcichew D3 Forte®, Calceos® and Calci-D®, theiCal-D3® was considered to be the best performer on the combined elements taste, chalkiness and convenience.

Ref: Patient preference survey available from Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals data on file DOF00224003 v 1.0

theiCal-D3 Survey Results

theiCal-D3® availability

  • Legal category: P
  • EU manufactured
  • Licensed in pregnancy
  • Orange flavour
  • NHS list price: £2.95 (pack of 30 chewable tablets)
  • Exclusively stocked and available through Alliance Healthcare, AAH and Phoenix Medical Supplies.

Healthcare Professional leaflets

Information for Healthcare Professionals
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Cost Comparison of theiCal-D3
Cost Comparison of theiCal-D3
theiCal-D3® – Information for Healthcare Professionals
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