The manufacturers of Sandocal, Glaxo Smith Kline, say that there are currently ‘availability issues ‘ with all Sandocal tablets and they will be out of stock until 10th May. They warn that it may take some weeks after that date until it is back in the chemists.
We recommend to switching to Ad Cal, a popular calcium supplement which is not effervescent and does not contain aspartame.
Ad Cal tablets: Each 1500mg chewable tablet contains:
1500mg calcium carbonate (equivalent to 600mg of elemental calcium).
Excipients: Xylitol, polydextrose, pre-gelatinised starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, fruit flavour (contains propylene glycol and maltodextrin).
Sandocal tablets: Each effervescent tablet of 1000 mg contains:
2263 mg of calcium lactate gluconate and 1750 mg of calcium carbonate (equivalent to 1000 mg of calcium).
Excipients: 3323mg of citric acid anhydrous (fine granulate), 30mg of aspartame (E 951), 500 mg of sodium hydrogen carbonate, 30 mg of Orange flavour powder (containing sorbitol (E 420) and dextrose).