Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements for Osteoporosis

Formulation, strength and dose information for calcium and vitamin D preparations used in osteoporosis.

Calcium and Vitamin D supplements for osteoporosis
GENERICBRANDFORMULATIONSTRENGTHCALCIUM EQUIVALENCEDOSECOST (£)
Calcium carbonate Adcal Chew tab 1.5g 600mg 1 tab twice daily 4.87
Cacit Efferv tab 1.25g 500mg as citrate 1-3 tab daily 4.35-13.05
Calcichew Chew tab 1.25g 500mg 2-3 tab daily 5.22-7.84
Calcichew Forte Chew tab 2.5g 1g 1 tab daily 6.14
Calcium 500 Tab 1.25g 500mg 1 tab two or three times daily 5.30-7.95
Calcium carbonate + vitamin D3 (colecalciferol) Accrete D3 Tab 1.5g + 400iu 600mg 1 tab twice daily 2.75
Adcal-D3 Chew tab 1.5g + 400iu 600mg 1 tab twice daily 3.65
Adcal-D3 Caplets Tab 750mg + 200iu 300mg 2 tab twice daily 3.65
Adcal-D3 Dissolve Efferv tab 1.5g + 400iu 600mg 1 tab twice daily 5.99
Cacit-D3 Efferv grans in sachet 1.25g + 440iu 500mg 1 or 2 sachets daily 3.79-7.58
Calceos Chew tab 1.25g + 400iu 500mg 1 tab twice daily 3.34
Calcichew D3 Chew tab 1.25g + 400iu 500mg 2-3 tab daily 4.30-6.45
Calcichew D3 Forte Chew tab 1.25g + 400iu 500mg 1 tab twice daily 3.96
Calcichew D3 500mg/400iu Tab 1.25g + 400iu 500mg 1 tab twice daily 4.16
Calcichew D3 1g/800iu Once Daily Chew tab 2.5g + 800iu 1g 1 tab daily 6.30
Evacal D3 Chew tab 1.5g + 400iu 600mg 1 tab twice daily 2.92
Kalcipos-D Chew tab 1.25g + 800iu 500mg 1 tab daily 3.93
Kalcipos-D 500mg/800iu Tab 1.25g + 800iu 500mg 1 tab daily 3.93
Natecal D3 Chew tab 1.5g + 400iu 600mg 1 tab twice daily 3.39
theiCal-D3 Chew tab 2.5g + 880iu 1g 1 tab daily 2.75
Calcium lactate gluconate + calcium carbonate Sandocal 1000 Efferv tab 2.263g + 1.75g 1g 1 tab daily 6.45
Calcium lactate + calcium phosphate + vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) Calcium + ergocalciferol generic Tab 300mg + 150mg + 400iu 97mg 1 tab daily 14.72
Calcium phosphate + vitamin D3 (colecalciferol) Calfovit D3 Powder in sachet for oral susp 3.1g + 800iu 1.2g 1 sachet daily 4.03

Cost = per 28 days

  • Calcium supplements can be used as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Calcium requirements are raised during the years following the menopause. During the first five postmenopausal years, women lose about 2% of their bone mass per year, dropping to 1% per year thereafter.

 

KEYWORDS: Ergocalciferol | Fracture prevention | Osteomalacia | Rickets