Calcicar (Calcium Carbonate)
Therapeutic Group: Vitamins and Minerals
Calcicar 250: Each chewable tablet contains Calcium carbonate USP equivalent to 250 mg elemental Calcium.
Calcicar 500 : Each tablet contains Calcium carbonate USP equivalent to 500 mg elemental Calcium.
Indicated in raised calcium requirement e.g. during pregnancy and lactation, and in children and adolescents at time of rapid growth, inadequate intake of calcium in the diet due to malnutrition, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, disorders of osteogenesis and tooth formation, latent tetany.
Dosage & Administration
Adult: One Calcicar 500 tablet or as directed by the physician. For the prevention of osteoporosis, 1-3 Calcicar 500 tablet is recommended generally as a dietary supplement . Doses for children is half of those for adults. A large dose should not be taken without physician\'s advice.
Adolescent: One to two Calcicar tablet daily.
Children: One Calcicar tablet daily.
In rare cases, flatulence, diarrhoea or constipation.
Hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation, Hypercalcemia, Hyper-parathyroidism, Zolinger-Ellison Syndrome, Concomitant Digoxin therapy, Severe hypercalciuria, Severe renal insufficiency, Nephrolithiasis.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnant women : Calcium containing drugs are used widely in pregnancy by way of calcium supplement or antacid therapy. No relationship between malformation in general and calcium exposure has been noted.
Lactating mother : There is no contraindication to the use of calcium carbonate in lactating mother.
Oral calcium can reduce internal absorption of tetracycline and fluoride prepa-rations and an interval of at least 3 hours should therefore be allowed between ingestion of these medications. Vitamin D increases internal absorption of calcium. The intestinal uptake of calcium may be reduced by concomitant ingestion of certain foods (e.g. spinach, milk and milk products).
Calcicar 250: Box containing 10 blister strips of 10 tablets.
Calcicar 500 : Box containing 10 blister strips of 10 tablets.
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