This combination of Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets.
- Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones.
- Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amounts of vitamin D and calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones.
It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany).
It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medicationssuch as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).