Calcium Sandoz is used to treat and prevent the deficiency of Vitamin D and Calcium. It contains Vitamin D3, which is also known as Cholecalciferol or Colecalciferol. This medicine is also used as supportive therapy for conditions such as osteoporosis where the bones become fragile due to low calcium levels....
Q: Which foods are a good source of vitamin D?
Few foods are a good source of vitamin D like cod liver oil, cheese, egg yolk.
Vitamin D is formed under our skin when we are exposed to the sun.
Sun exposure from 10 am to 3 pm at least twice a week for 10-30 minutes can help prevent vitamin deficiency.
Q: Why should one take vitamin D?
With our current lifestyle, we are all based indoors in air-conditioned offices, houses and cars; with hardly any exposure to the sun.
This is leading to increased vitamin D deficiency in all age groups and more fractures, muscle weakness.
There is a lot of research happening suggesting that vitamin D may have a role in preventing the onset of diabetes, cancers like colon, breast, help build immunity.
Q: This is a health supplement, can it be harmful if I take it too much?
Yes taking too much can be harmful. There is a misconception that too many vitamins are not harmful.
When taken in excess or high doses for too long excessive vitamin D and calcium can cause an overdose.
Overdose can cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, kidney stones, bone pain, excessive thirst, increased calcium in the blood, urine, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat.
If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately.