Calcium salts with Vitamin D (colecalciferol/ergocalciferol)
Usual solid dosage form
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Yes (Adcal-D3 Dissolve®)
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer Cacit® sachets for solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Pour the contents of the sachet into a glass and add water to create a solution. Draw up the solution into an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Rinse the glass and administer this also. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Powder (Calfovit®), effervescent granules (Cacit D3®)
Calcium with Ergocalciferol only available in tablet formulation. All other formulations are Calcium with Colecalciferol.
Calcium & ergocalciferol
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.