Calcium Supplements

A balanced diet is often sufficient to cover your recommended daily intake of calcium, however calcium supplements are often recommended and prescribed for certain patient groups, including women with osteoporosis. Calcium supplements are available on prescription, or you can buy them at pharmacies without a prescription.

If you have been prescribed bisphosphonates, your GP may also prescribe you Calcium supplements if your daily dietary calcium intake is below 1000mg. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of Calcium, therefore you may  be prescribed a supplement that contains both Calcium and Vitamin D, for example Calcichew D3, Accrete D3, Adcal D3 or Natecal D3. The chosen product will depend on the ratio of Calcium and Vitamin D that your doctor deems appropriate.