Round, white uncoated tablet,
shallow convex faces, "HD" embossed and scored on the same face.
Calcium Lactate Pentahydrate 300
mg equivalent to 39 mg calcium.
Actions and Pharmacology
Calcium is essential to
physiological processes such as transmission of nerve impulses; contraction
of cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscles, renal function, respiration, blood
coagulation and other regulatory roles in the body.
Oral absorption decreases with
age and increases when the body is deficient in calcium or by administration
of Vitamin D; and excretion is via the kidneys.
As a nutritional supplement.
Not recommended in patients with
hypercalcaemia, renal calculi or ventricular fibrillation, hypercalcuria and
* Caution in patients with
impaired renal function or a history of renal stone formation.
* It should not be taken for
prolonged periods without medical advice.
Main Side/ Adverse Effects
Abdominal pain, chalky taste and
* Calcium salts reduce the
absorption of tetracycylines. Patients are advised not to take calcium salts
within 1 to 3 hours of taking tetracyclines.
* Concurrent use with phenytoin
reduces bioavailability of both phenytoin and calcium. Patients are advised
not to take calcium salts within 1 to 3 hours of taking phentyoin.
Clinical features: Severe
constipation, gastrointestinal disturbances, muscle pain or twitching,
Treatment consists of
withdrawing calcium therapy, or as directed by physician.
Dosage and Administration
Adults: Oral, up to 25 tablets a
Store below 25 C. Protect from
Tablet 300 mg x 100's, 1000's,
Blisters of 10 x 10's.