9.5.1.1 Calcium supplement

ChoiceDrugDosage
First choiceAdcal chewable tablets, calcium carbonate 1.5g (Calcium 600mg or Ca2+15mmol)

Dose:
Dietary deficiency and as an adjunct in osteoporosis therapy; 2 chewable tablets per day, preferably one tablet each morning and evening

Prescribing Notes

  • Calcium supplements are usually only required if dietary calcium intake is deficient.
  • See section 6.6 for treatment of osteoporosis and 9.6.4 for calcium and vitamin D supplementation.