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Calcium STELLA 500 mg

Calcium is essential for maintenance of the functional integrity of nervous, muscular, skeletal systems and cell-membrane and capillary permeability. The cation is an important activator in many enzymatic reactions and is essential to a number of physiologic processes. Calcium also plays regulatory roles in the release and storage of neurotransmitters and hormones.

Pack size Tube of 20 tablets. Box of 5 strips x 4 tablets.
Shelf-life 24 months
Composition Calcium (as calcium lactate gluconate, calcium carbonate).
Dosage forms and strengths Effervescent tablet: 500 mg.
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PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications:

Prevention and treatment of calcium deficiency. Calcium supplement as an adjunct to specific therapy in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Rickets and osteomalacia, in addition to vitamin D3 therapy

Dosage:

Adults and children: 1000 mg per day (2 effervescent tablets/day).

Usage:

The effervescent tablets should be dissolved in a glass of water (approx. 200 ml) and drunk immediately. It may be taken with or without food.

Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Hypercalcaemia (e.g. due to hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D decalcifying tumors, severe renal failure, bone metastases), severe hypercalciuria calcium-lithiasis and renal calculi. Long term immobilization accompanied by hypercalciuria and/or hypercalcaemia.

Uncommon: Hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria.

Rare: Rash, pruritus, urticaria; flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. Very rare: Anaphylactic reaction, face oedema, angioneurotic oedema.

  • Calcium STELLA 500 mg should be administered with caution in patients with sarcoidosis; patients with severely impaired renal function, especially those also receiving aluminium-containing preparations.
  • If necessary the dosage should be reduced or calcium therapy discontinued in mild hypercalciuria (exceeding 7.5 mmol/24 hours in adults or 0.12-0.15 mmol/kg/24 hours in children) or renal failure, or where there is evidence of stone formation in the urinary tract.
  • Calcium STELLA 500 mg contains about 206.66 mg of sodium per tablet.
  • Calcium STELLA 500 mg effervescent tablets can be used during pregnancy and lactation in case of a calcium deficiency. During pregnancy, the daily intake of calcium should not exceed 1500 mg. Significant amounts of calcium are secreted in milk during lactation but do not cause any adverse effects to the neonate.
  • Patients should be aware of how they react to drug before driving or operating machinery.