Calcium Unison

Calcium Unison

calcium lactate

Manufacturer:

Unison

Distributor:

R. Oasis
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ca lactate
Indications/Uses
Treatment of chronic hypocalcemia; prophylaxis of Ca deficiency.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Prophylaxis of hypocalcemia Adult & adolescent 800-1,200 mg. Pregnant & breastfeeding mothers 1,200 mg. Childn 7-10 yr 800 mg, 4-6 yr 800 mg, birth-3 yr 400-800 mg.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Primary or secondary hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, renal calculi, risk of Ca exacerbation & sarcoidosis (may potentiate hypercalcemia). Consider risk-benefit: dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, chronic diarrhea & GI malabsorption, history of renal calculi, chronic renal impairment.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy & lactation. Childn. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Acute hypercalcemic syndrome (drowsiness, continuing nausea & vomiting, weakness), calcific renal calculi (difficult or painful urination).
Drug Interactions
Alcohol or caffeine, Ca-channel blockers, other Ca-containing prep, oral Mg-containing prep, cellulose Na phosphate, OCs (estrogen-containing) or estrogens, thiazide diuretics, etidronate, gallium nitrate, milk or milk products, phenytoin, oral tetracyclines, vit A, vit D (calcifediol & calcitriol).
ATC Classification
A12AA05 - calcium lactate ; Belongs to the class of calcium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Calcium Unison tab 300 mg
Packing/Price
1000's
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