Calsate

Calsate

calcium carbonate

Manufacturer:

Millimed

Distributor:

Endure Medical
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ca carbonate
Indications/Uses
Ca supplement in deficiency states & adjunct in the management of osteoporosis. Antacid. Hyperphosphatemia in patients w/ chronic renal failure or associated secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Antacid 1.5 g. Treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients w/ chronic renal failure Initially 2.5 g daily in divided doses, increased up to 17 g daily in divided doses as required. Childn 12-18 yr 1.25 g tid-qid; 6-12 yr 600 mg tid-qid; 1-6 yr 300 mg tid-qid; infant 1 mth-1 yr 120 mg tid-qid.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria; kidney stones; long-term immobilization in combination w/ hypercalciuria &/or hypercalcemia; nephrocalcinosis; primary hyperparathyroidism; myeloma; bone metastases.
Special Precautions
Alkalosis may occur. May cause hyperkalemia particularly in patients w/ renal impairment or after high doses. Rarely, milk-alkali syndrome & tissue calcification.
Adverse Reactions
Constipation. Flatulence. Gastric HTN & acid rebound in high or prolonged doses.
Drug Interactions
Alterations in gastric pH, emptying & formation of complexes w/ other drugs.
ATC Classification
A02AC01 - calcium carbonate ; Belongs to the class of calcium-containing antacids.
A12AA04 - calcium carbonate ; Belongs to the class of calcium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Calsate tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
50's
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