Cal-Aid

Calcium carbonate
Vitamin & Mineral

Cal-Aid

Description

Composition:

Each tablet contains Calcium carbonate USP equivalent to 500 mg elemental Calcium.

 

Indications:

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 Cal-Aid 500 tablet or as directed by the physician. For the prevention of osteoporosis, 1-3 Cal-Aid 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 Cal-Aid tablet daily.
Children: One Cal-Aid tablet daily.

 

Contraindication:

Hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation, Hypercalcemia, Hyper-parathyroidism, Zolinger-Ellison Syndrome, Concomitant Digoxin therapy, Severe hypercalciuria, Severe renal insufficiency, Nephrolithiasis.

 

Side Effects:

In rare cases, flatulence, diarrhoea or constipation.

 

Pregnancy and 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.

 

Drug interaction:

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).

 

Packing:

Box containing 10 blister strips of 10 tablets.