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Active ingredients: calcium + colecalciferol
What it is used for
Asists with healthy bone development. Vitamin D may also assist with the normal mineralisation of bones and help strengthen muscles, which may reduce the risk of falls.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Do I need a prescription?
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
What you need to know about Osteoporosis
1.2 million Australians are affected by osteoporosis, which means that their bones are fragile and at risk of fracture. A further 6.3 million people have low bone density (osteopenia), a possible precursor to osteoporosis. However, as many as 4 out of 5 people with osteoporosis don’t know that they have it and therefore don’t know that they are at risk of fracturing a bone. This is because osteoporosis is a ‘silent’ disease without obvious symptoms.
Read more on Osteoporosis Australia website
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