Calcium Glucoheptonate – Calcium Gluconate
Indications And Clinical Uses: As a dietary supplement where calcium intake may be inadequate: childhood and adolescence, pregnancy and lactation, postmenopausal females and in the aged.
In the treatment of calcium deficiency states which may occur in diseases such as: tetany of the newborn (as a supplement to parenterally administered calcium), hypoparathyroidism (acute and chronic), pseudohypoparathyroidism, postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia. Since the product does not contain sugars, it is suitable for diabetics.
Contra-Indications: Hypercalcemia and hypercalciurea (e.g. in hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D overdosage, decalcifying tumors such as plasmocytoma, bone metastases); severe renal diseases; calcium loss due to immobilization.
Precautions: In mild hypercalciurea (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, the dosage should be reduced or calcium therapy discontinued. High vitamin D intake should be avoided during calcium therapy unless especially indicated. 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 1 hour of each other. Certain dietary substances interfere with the absorption of calcium. This include oxalic acid (found in large quantities in rhubarb and spinach), phytic acid (bran and whole cereals) and phosphorus (milk and other dairy products).
Calcium salts should be administered only with great caution, if at all, to patients a) receiving digitalis glycosides b) with impaired renal function and who have a history of formation of renal stones or (c) who are hypokalemic infants.
Adverse Reactions: Gastrointestinal distress may occur. Overdosage may produce cardiac effects and give rise to anorexia, weakness, depression, polyuria, vomiting, and diarrhea or constipation.
Dosage: Adults: 10 mL 1 to 3 times daily. Children: 5 mL 3 times daily. Infants: 2.5 mL 3 times daily, mixed with formula.
Availability And Storage: Each 5 mL of transparent, light yellow, fruit-flavored liquid contains: elemental calcium 100 mg from calcium glucoheptonate (132 mg/mL) and calcium gluconate (112 mg/mL). Nonmedicinal ingredients: FD&C Red No. 2, flavor, lactic acid, sodium benzoate, sodium cyclamate and water. Energy:
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