Calcium Unison

Calcium Unison

calcium lactate

Manufacturer:

Unison

Distributor:

Health Alliance
/
Firma Welfare Instrument
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Calcium lactate.
Description
Each tablet contains: Calcium lactate 300 mg.
Action
Mechanism of Action: Calcium is essential for the functional integrity of the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. It plays a role in normal cardiac function, renal function, respiration, blood coagulation, and cell membrane and capillary permeability. Also, calcium helps to regulate the release and storage of neurotransmitters and hormones, the uptake and binding of amino acids, absorption of vitamin B12, and gastrin secretion. The major fraction (99%) of calcium is in the skeletal structure primarily as hydroxyapatite, Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2; small amounts of calcium carbonate and amorphous calcium phosphates are also present. The calcium of bone is in a constant exchange with the calcium of plasma. Since the metabolic functions of calcium are essential for life, when there is a disturbance in the calcium balance because of dietary deficiency or other causes, the stores of calcium in bone may be depleted to fill the body's more acute needs. Therefore, on a chronic basis, normal mineralization of bone depends on adequate amounts of total body calcium.
Indications/Uses
Use in the treatment of calcium deficiency.
Oral calcium salts are used as dietary supplemental therapy for persons who may not get enough calcium in their regular diet. Due to increased needs, children and pregnant women are at greatest risk. Pre- and postmenopausal women; adolescents, especially girls and the elderly may not receive adequate calcium in their diets.
Dosage/Direction for Use
2-3 tablets 3 times a day, repeat as needed.
Contraindications
Patients with renal function impairment.
Storage
Store at temperature not more than 30°C.
ATC Classification
A12AA05 - calcium lactate ; Belongs to the class of calcium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Tab 300 mg x 1,000's.
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