Calcicar(Calcium Carbonate)

Therapeutic Group: Vitamins and Minerals

Presentation

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.

Description

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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 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.

Side Effects

In rare cases, flatulence, diarrhoea or constipation.

Precautions

N/A

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.