Caltrate Plus 500-D

Caltrate Plus 500-D

Manufacturer:

Wyeth

Distributor:

GSK Consumer Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cholecalciferol (vit D3) 500 IU, Ca 600 mg (as Ca carbonate 1.5 g), Mg 50 mg (as Mg oxide 82.9 mg), Zn 7.5 mg (as Zn oxide 9.34 mg), manganese 1.75 mg (as manganese sulfate monohydrate 5.39 mg), copper 500 mcg (as cupric sulfate anhydrous 1.26 mg)
Indications/Uses
Prevention & treatment of osteoporosis; Ca & vit D deficiency states.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take w/ meal to ensure optimal absorption. Take a full glass of water (8 oz) w/ each dose, unless patient is on kidney dialysis.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Patients w/ renal insufficiency.
Special Precautions
Kidney disease or history of kidney stones; stomach or digestion problems (eg, on-going diarrhea, not absorbing nutrients properly, or not having enough acid in the stomach). Avoid smoking cigarettes or cigars & drinking large amounts of alcohol or caffeine (eg, >8 cups of coffee). Monitor blood regularly if using a large amount of Ca or in long-term use. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Ca/vit D: Abdominal distension/pain, constipation, diarrhea, excessive burping, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria & nephrolithiasis.
Drug Interactions
Ca: Phenytoin, tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline, minocycline), fluoroquinolones & levothyroxine. High-fiber meal (eg, bran, whole-grain, cereal or bread, fresh fruits).
MIMS Class
Calcium/with Vitamins
ATC Classification
A12AA20 - calcium (different salts in combination) ; Belongs to the class of calcium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Caltrate Plus 500-D FC tab
Packing/Price
100's (P1,000/box)
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