Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) calcium + colecalciferol. On this page you will find out more about Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: calcium + colecalciferol
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Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium chewable tablet, 60
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What this medicine is for
Vitamin D is an important nutrient for strong healthy bones. Helps to form and maintain strong bones. Helps maintain healthy strong bones. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption and use of calcium and Phosphorus. Vitamin D is essential for the efficient utilisation of calcium by the body. Helps to form and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D may help maintain a healthy immune function/system. Vitamin D plays an important role in the development and maintenance of a healthy skeleton throughout life. Vitamin D helps support muscle function. Calcium supports the structure of bones and teeth. Calcium is required for the normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth. Important for the structure and strength of teeth. Vitamin D is required to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate, which are in turn needed for the normal mineralisation of bone, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and general cellular function in all cells of the body. May reduce the risk of falls, which may be due to supporting muscle tone and strength. The mineral calcium plays a major role in bone strength and is of prime nutritional importance in osteoporosis, being essential for bone health throughout life. Adequate calcium intake is critical for achieving optimal peak bone mass and modifies the rate of bone loss associated with aging May improve bone mineral density/content and thereby improving bone strength. Increases bone mineral density. Aids in the achievement of peak bone mass. Calcium supplementation may reduce bone loss in menopausal women Assists normal healthy bone development in teenagers. Adequate calcium intake increases bone mineral density in teenagers and thus reducing the risk of bone thinning and weakness in late adulthood. Calcium helps reduce bone density loss in pregnant, post-menopausal and elderly women. Vitamin D is required to develop and maintain healthy bones/ healthy skeleton. Adequate vitamin D is required to maintain normal calcium metabolism. May help to maintain bone mineral density. Vitamin D supplementation has a beneficial effect on balance and muscle strength. Vitamin D supplementation helps to reduce the risk of fall in elderly by supporting muscle strength and balance. May help maintain muscle strength in the elderly who have low level of vitamin D. Promotes calcium absorption. Helps promote calcium and phosphorus absorption in the intestine. Maintaining adequate vitamin D status during pregnancy may have long term benefits for maintaining the infants general health and wellbeing. Adequate vitamin D level is important in pregnancy. Vitamin D is required throughout life. Supplementation helps reduce the incidence of falls in the elderly who have low vitamin D level. May reduce risk of falling in elderly over 65. May reduce the risk of falls in healthy elderly women by 22%. Adequate vitamin D status is important for both maternal and foetal/infant well-being. The requirement for vitamin D increases in pregnant women due to calcium deposition and bone mineralisation in the developing baby. Older individuals may require a higher dietary intake of vitamin D to achieve vitamin D sufficiency, and to support normal calcium absorption and maintain healthy bones. Calcium may help with some PMS symptoms including early tiredness, feelings of sadness and change in appetite. Relief of pre-menstrual symptoms like water retention, food cravings, fatigue, and insomnia. Calcium aids menstrual functioning. Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium may help slow down the process of bone loss (by providing calcium to the body). Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium may help reduce the rate of bone loss (by providing calcium to the body). Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium may help slow down the rate of bone loss (by providing calcium to the body).
Table of characteristics
|Dosage Form||Tablet, chewable|
|Route of administration||Oral|
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