Caltrate 600+D Plus Minerals 60 Tabs - (Caltrate D Plus)
Generic Name: CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT/VITAMIN D
ORAL Caltrate 600+D Plus Minerals Oral Uses:
This combination medication is used to prevent or treat low
blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets.
It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone
loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of
the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent
tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting
enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people
taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).
Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal
functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium
in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening
bones. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right
amounts of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and
keeping strong bones.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.