1. What Aristocal® D is and what it is used for?
Aristocal® D is a combined preparation of Calcium and Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) specially designed to promote bone health.
2. Before you take Aristocal® D
- Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
Aristocal® D is contraindicated in patients who have known hypersensitivity to any of the components of this preparation.
- Taking other medicines
Concurrent administration of Thiazide diuretics may increase the risk of hypercalcemia. Bran decreases the gastro-intestinal absorption of calcium, and may therefore decrease the efficacy of calcium supplements. Calcium salts reduce the absorption of a number of other drugs such as Biphosphonates, Fluoride, some Fluoroquinolones and Tetracyclines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Aristocal® D should be used considering the risk benefit ratio.
3. How to take Aristocal® D
Always use Aristocal® D exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take
One tablet twice daily with food or as directed by the physician.
If you take more Aristocal® D than you should:
If you have too much of this medicine, talk to your doctor straight away.
If you forget to take Aristocal® D
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking Aristocal® D
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking Aristocal® D just because you feel better. This is because the problem may come back or get worse again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Aristocal® D is well tolerated. Mild gastrointestinal disturbances may occur.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
5. How to store Aristocal® D
Store in a cool and dry place, away from light.
Keep out of reach of children