Per Calcetate tab Ca acetate 1,000 mg equiv to Ca 253 mg. Per Calcetate M tab Ca acetate 667 mg equiv to Ca 169 mg
Control of hyperphosphatemia in chronic renal failure. Ca deficiency states which may occur in acute & chronic hypoparathyroidism, postmenopausal & senile osteoporosis, rickets & osteomalacia. Ca supplement in childn, pregnant & lactating women.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Calcetate Adult dialysis patient Initially 1 tab w/ each meal. Most patients require 2-3 tab w/ each meal. Hypocalcemia1-2 tab bid after meals.Calcetate M Adult (undergoing dialysis) Initially 2 tab w/ each meal. May be increased gradually as long as hypercalcemia does not develop. Most patients require 3-4 tab w/ each meal. Hypocalcemia 3-4 tab bid after meals.
Should be taken with food.
End-stage renal failure. Monitor serum Ca twice wkly during dosage adjustment. Patients receiving digitalis.
Mild hypercalcemia (Ca >10.5 mg/dL) manifest as constipation, anorexia, nausea & vomiting. Severe hypercalcemia (Ca >12 mg/dL) associated w/ confusion, delirium, stupor & coma.