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Generic name: calcium and vitamin D combination [KAL-see-um-and-VYE-ta-min-D]
Brand names:
Calcet, Calcet Petites, Calcium 500+D, Calcium 600+D, Calcium Plus Vitamin D3,… Show all 24 brands
Combinations of vitamins and minerals

What is Calcet?

Calcium is an essential mineral for the body's many functions, including bone formation and maintenance. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium effectively. Calcet can be used to prevent or treat a calcium deficiency. Many brands and forms of calcium and vitamin D are available.This leaflet does not list all brands. This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Calcet.

Side effects of Calcet

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, hives or swelling to your lips, face or throat. Seek medical assistance immediately! If you notice any of the following signs that your body has too much calcium, call your doctor immediately.

  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation;
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Muscle weakness and bone pain
  • Feeling tired, confused, or lacking energy

Calcet can cause the following side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Weakness, drowsiness, headache;
  • A metallic taste or feeling in your mouth, or a dry mouth.
  • Muscle or bone pain

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor if experiencing side effects. For medical advice regarding possible adverse reactions.The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

If you are suffering from:

  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney stone
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer;
  • High levels of calcium in the blood
  • Circulation problems
  • Parathyroid disorder.

Consult your doctor before using the product if you are pregnant or nursing. The dose you need may differ during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

How to take Calcet?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it. Calcet products are labelled with instructions on whether they should be taken in conjunction with food or not. Take the tablet along with a glass of water. Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing it. No longer chew or crush the extended-release tablets. Take it as a whole. Calcium and vitamin D are only two parts of an overall treatment programme that includes diet changes. Locate foods high in both vitamin D and calcium. As you change your diet, it is possible that the dosage of your supplement will need to be adjusted. You should follow your doctor's advice. Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture to maintain optimal conditions.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 immediately if you suspect poison, or seek immediate medical care.

What should be avoided?

Before taking Calcet, consult your doctor or pharmacist about any multivitamins or mineral supplements.

Interaction with other drug

Take Calcet at least two hours before taking any other medication or four to six hours after. Calcet may interact with other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are taking and those that you stop or start using.




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