Calcium salts with Vitamin D (colecalciferol/ergocalciferol)

(Cacit®, Adcal-D3®, Accete D3®, Calcichew D3®, Calceos®, Calci-D®, Evacal D3®, Kalcipos-D®, Natecal D3®, SunVit-D3®, TheiCal-D3®, CalciErgo®, Calfovit®, Calcium & ergocalciferol)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Chewable tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes (Adcal-D3 Dissolve®)
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Tablets can be chewed, or crushed and dispersed in water immediately prior to administration. Alternatively the effervescent tablets, powder or granules can be used.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Calcium & ergocalciferol
Usual formulation brand names
Cacit®, Adcal-D3®, Accete D3®, Calcichew D3®, Calceos®, Calci-D®, Evacal D3®, Kalcipos-D®, Natecal D3®, SunVit-D3®, TheiCal-D3®, CalciErgo®, Calfovit®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
n/a
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
Calcium with Ergocalciferol only available in tablet formulation. All other formulations are Calcium with Colecalciferol.