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I have hypoparathyroidism.

I've been taking Calcichew 500mg tablets for years.

Recently, I discovered my new (latest) container of Calcichew tablets were different sizes. Larger ones (those I'm used to) mixed with smaller tablets. Should I be worried?

Family members (on my behalf) went to talk to the people at the pharmacy that gave me the new (latest) Calcichew container for me. My family were told there was nothing to worry about (to sum it up).

But I'm now paranoid that the smaller tablets could be the D3 versions of Calcichew.

Do the sizes of the Calcichew 500mg tablets vary? I think I've taken the same sized ones so far, so seeing the smaller tablets is confusing me.

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Zolo,

Calcichew do 500mg calcium tablets, 500mg calcium + 400iu D3 tablets, and 500mg + 200iu D3 tablets. Your bottle should say which you've got.

If you mean that the tablets in the bottle are mixed sizes I would be concerned and would contact Calichew to check.

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"tablets in the bottle are mixed sizes" That's what's happened. So I don't know if they're all the same dose/ingredients but just happen to be mixed sizes.

Or if they are a mixture of differently dosed/made Calcichew tablets and there has been an error in preparing them.

It's annoying to be dealing with now.

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Zolo,

If you are not reassured by the pharmacist, and I don't think I would be, I suggest you contact Calcichew to discuss.

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Thanks for your replies.

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Calcichew seem to be from:

Takeda UK Ltd

Takeda.co.uk

Building 3, Glory Park Avenue, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, HP10 0DF

Medical Information e-mail

DSO-UK@takeda.com

Telephone

+44 (0)1628 537 900

Medical Information Direct Line

+44 (0)1628 537 900

If they do not answer fully and to your satisfaction, consider raising a Yellow Card report:

yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

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Was also going to suggest filling in a yellow card. If they are in the middle of changing pill dinebtuobs then surliness they should have used up all of imo e then restated with the other and the pharmacist should have documention to suit. You are quite right to be concerned.

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Please do let us know what happens.

The more I think about it, the less acceptable it seems. In my view, the pharmacy should have immediately replaced and dealt with the manufacturer.

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