Risacal-D



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Generic Name: calcium and vitamin D combination
(KAL see um and VYE ta min D)

What is Risacal-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.

Risacal-D is used to prevent or to treat a calcium deficiency.

Risacal-D may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Risacal-D?

Before you take Risacal-D, 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 Risacal-D, 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 tell my healthcare provider before taking Risacal-D?

If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before you take Risacal-D, 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 Risacal-D if you are pregnant.

Talk to your doctor before taking Risacal-D if you are breast-feeding.

How should I take Risacal-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 Risacal-D at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

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 nottake extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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 should I avoid while taking Risacal-D?

Avoid taking any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D without first talking to your doctor.

What are the possible side effects of Risacal-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
  • constipation
  • weakness
  • headache
  • a metallic taste
  • muscle or bone pain; or
  • drowsiness.

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.

What other drugs will affect Risacal-D?

Before taking Risacal-D, tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps)
  • antacids containing calcium, aluminum, or magnesium
  • other calcium supplements
  • calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or other vitamin D supplements; or
  • a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Risacal-D. 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.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about Risacal-D.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed

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