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CALTRATEŽ 600 CALTRATEŽ 600 +D CALTRATEŽ PLUS
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Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Carbonate - Vitamin D
Calcium Carbonate - Vitamin D - Magnesium - Zinc - Copper - Manganese
Calcium Supplement
 
Indications And Clinical Uses: As a dietary supplement where calcium intake may be inadequate: during childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, lactation, and in postmenopausal women and the aged.

In the treatment of calcium deficiency states which may occur in diseases such as hypoparathyroidism (acute and chronic); pseudohypoparathyroidism, postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia.

Contra-Indications: Hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria (e.g., hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D overdosage, decalcifying tumors such as plasmocytoma; bone metastases); severe renal disease; and in calcium loss due to immobilization.

Precautions: In mild hypercalciuria (exceeding 300 mg/24 hours) as well as in chronic renal failure, or where there is evidence of stone formation in the urinary tract, adequate checks must be kept on urinary calcium excretion. If necessary, dosage should be reduced or calcium therapy discontinued.

High vitamin D intake should be avoided during calcium therapy unless especially indicated.

Certain dietary substances interfere with the absorption of calcium. These include oxalic acid (found in large quantities in rhubarb and spinach), phytic acid (bran and whole cereals) and phosphorus (milk and other dairy products).

Administration of corticosteroids may interfere with calcium absorption.

Calcium compounds reduce blood concentrations of oral tetracyclines. Concomitant use should be avoided or doses of the drugs should not be taken within 3 hours of each other.

Adverse Reactions: Occasional constipation may occur with high calcium carbonate intake. tag_DosageDosage

Dosage: 1 or 2 tablets a day at mealtime or as recommended by a physician.

Availability And Storage: Caltrate 600: Each white, oval, scored, film-coated tablet, engraved LL and C 600, contains: calcium carbonate USP 1 500 mg providing 600 mg (30 mEq) elemental calcium. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose, crospovidone, FD&C blue no. 2, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, povidone, sodium croscarmellose, sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide.

Energy: <4.2 kJ (1 kcal). Sugar-free. Bottles of 60 and 300.

Caltrate 600+Vitamin D: Each light tan, oval, scored, film-coated tablet, engraved LL and C40, contains: calcium carbonate USP 1 500 mg providing 600 mg (30 mEq) elemental calcium and vitamin D 125 IU. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose, crospovidone, FD&C blue no. 2, FD&C red no. 40, FD&C yellow no. 6, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, peanut oil, povidone, sodium croscarmellose, sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide. Energy: <4.2 kJ (1 kcal). Bottles of 60.

Caltrate Plus: Each dusty pink, oval, scored, film-coated tablet, engraved Caltrate and +600, contains: calcium carbonate USP 1 500 mg providing 600 mg (30 mEq) elemental calcium, vitamin D 200 IU, magnesium (as oxide) 50 mg, zinc (as oxide) 7.5 mg, copper (as oxide) 1 mg and manganese (as sulfate) 1.8 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose, crospovidone, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, FD&C yellow no. 6, gelatin, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, mineral oil, peanut oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid and titanium oxide. Sugar-free. Energy: <4.2 kJ (1 kcal). Bottles of 60.

Bisulfite-, gluten-, lactose-, potassium-, preservative- and tartrazine-free. Suitable for sodium restricted diets. Store at controlled room temperature 15 to 30°C.