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Choosing a calcium and vitamin D preparation for vegetarians or vegans

6 July 2021This article explains how the source of vitamin D, or the inactive ingredients (excipients), may make preparations unsuitable for vegetarians or vegans.
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

Calcichew D3 ForteShire Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Calcichew D3 Forte
Tablets chewable 12.5mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from moisture
Keep container tightly closed and protect from moisture.
29 March 2015

Adcal D3ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals

ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals
Adcal D3
Tablets chewable 15mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol (tutti-frutti flavour)
G1 · Green 1Stability data indicates that the drug is suitable for CAs and there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
Store for up to 14 days in MCA.
29 March 2015

Adcal D3ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals

ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals
Adcal D3
Tablets effervescent 15mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol
R1 · Red 1Stability data indicates that the drug is not suitable for CAs.
Unsuitable
Effervescent tablets and packaging contains dessicant.
29 March 2015

Adcal D3ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals

ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals
Adcal D3
Caplets 7.5mmol Ca++/200units colecalciferol
G1 · Green 1Stability data indicates that the drug is suitable for CAs and there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
Store for up to 14 days in MCA.
29 March 2015

Adcal D3ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals

ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals
Adcal D3
Tablets chewable 15mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol (lemon flavour)
G1 · Green 1Stability data indicates that the drug is suitable for CAs and there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
Store for up to 14 days in MCA.
29 March 2015

Calcichew D3 CapletsShire Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Calcichew D3 Caplets
Caplets f/c 12.5mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol
G1 · Green 1Stability data indicates that the drug is suitable for CAs and there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from moisture
Manufacturer states can be stored in a compliance aid.
29 March 2015

Kalcipos DMeda Pharmaceuticals

Meda Pharmaceuticals
Kalcipos D
Tablets chewable 12.5mmol Ca++/800units Colecalciferol
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Store in airtight containers, protect from light.
1 March 2015

Natecal D3Chiesi Ltd

Chiesi Ltd
Natecal D3
Tablets chewable 15mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Packaging contains a dessicant and tablets are chewable.
29 March 2015

Accrete D3Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Accrete D3
Tablets f/c 15mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from moisture
Store in well-filled airtight containers, protect from light.
29 March 2015

CalceosGalen Ltd

Galen Ltd
Calceos
Tablets chewable 12.5mmol Ca++/400units colecalciferol
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Chewable tablets and hygroscopic, packaging contains a dessicant.
29 March 2015

Calcichew D3Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Calcichew D3
Tablets chewable 12.5mmol Ca++/200units colecalciferol
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from moisture
Keep container tightly closed and protect from moisture.
29 March 2015