Nature’s Perfect Calcium
CALCIUM CARBONATE ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 250MG + VITAMIN D3 1000IU
BID to be taken orally.
1 X 10
The principal function of vitamin D in calcium homeostasis is to increase calcium absorption from the intestine. Calcium is absorbed by both an active transcellular pathway, which is energy dependent, and by a passive paracellular pathway through tight junctions. 1,25Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) the hormonally active form of vitamin D, through its genomic actions, is the major stimulator of active intestinal calcium absorption which involves calcium influx, translocation of calcium through the interior of the enterocyte and basolateral extrusion of calcium by the intestinal plasma membrane pump.
It should be stored at room temperature away from light
Calcium can decrease the absorption of other drugs such as tetracycline, antibiotics bisphosphonates, estramustine, levothyroxine, andquinolone antibiotics. Also, certain medications can decrease the absorption of vitamin D (bile acid sequestrants such as cholestyramine/colestipol, mineral oil, orlistat). Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of calcium/vitamin D.
Constipation or stomach upset may occur.