What is Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially bone formation and maintenance.
Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.
Calcium and vitamin D combination is used to prevent or to treat a calcium deficiency.
Calcium and vitamin D combination may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
Before you take calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, past or present kidney stones, heart disease, circulation problems, a parathyroid disorder, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Avoid taking any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D without first talking to your doctor.
Before taking calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before you take calcium and vitamin D combination, tell your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease
- past or present kidney stones
- heart disease
- circulation problems; or
- a parathyroid gland disorder
Talk to your doctor before taking calcium and vitamin D combination if you are pregnant.
Talk to your doctor before taking calcium and vitamin D combination if you are breast-feeding.
Oyst-Cal-D Side Effects
What are the possible side effects of Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects may include:
- an irregular heartbeat
- nausea, vomiting, or decreased appetite
- dry mouth
- a metallic taste
- muscle or bone pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Oyst Cal 500 Interactions
What other drugs affect Oyst Cal 500 (Calcium Carbonate)?
Calcium carbonate can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you are taking:
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps)
- antacids or other calcium supplements
- calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or vitamin D supplements; or
- doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap)
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with calcium carbonate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking Oyst Cal 500 (Calcium Carbonate)?
Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
How should I take Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take the calcium and vitamin D regular tablet with a full glass of water.
The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it.
Store calcium and vitamin D combination at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I overdose on Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include irregular heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, a metallic taste in your mouth, confusion, loss of appetite, constipation, weakness, headache, confusion, or fainting.
What happens if I miss a dose of Oyst-Cal-D (Calcium Vitamin D)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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