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Didrocal

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Generic Name: Calcium carbonate; Disodium etidronate
Product Name: Didrocal

Indication

Used for relief of the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn experienced by patients with:

  • gastric hyperacidity
  • heartburn
  • gastritis
  • hiatus hernia
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • peptic ulcer
  • stomach upset.

Also a good source of calcium.

Action

The active ingredient, calcium carbonate, neutralises excess acid produced by the stomach, thereby reducing the burning symptoms associated with indigestion.

Dose advice

Adults:

  • chew 1-2 tablets after food
  • maximum 16 tablets per day

Children:

  • suitable for use in children aged over 6 only
  • chew 1 tablet after food
  • maximum 8 tablets per day

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

  • Constipation
  • Stomach bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Belching

Uncommon side effects

If too much calcium is administered to the patient, the body may begin to show signs of hypercalcaemia:

  • constipation
  • severe dry mouth
  • headache
  • continuing increased thirst
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • mental depression

If a combination of these symptoms occurs after significant use, cease the medication immediately and see your doctor.

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 31 January, 2016

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