Generic Name: Calcium carbonate
Product Name: Caltrate 600 mg Tablets
Indication of Caltrate 600 mg Tablets
Caltrate 600 mg Tablets are a source of calcium, and may be of assistance in:
- Preventing and/or treating osteoporosis;
- Aiding bone health.
Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.
Action of Caltrate 600 mg Tablets
Caltrate 600 mg Tablets contain calcium. Calcium plays a role in bone health, muscle and nerve activity, and blood clotting.
Dose advice of Caltrate 600 mg Tablets
- Adults: Take 1 to 2 tablets daily with liquid after a meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional;
- If taking 2 tablets daily, it is suggested that each tablet be taken at a different mealtime;
- Do not exceed the recommended dose;
- Store below 25oC;
- Keep out of reach of children.
Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.
Caltrate should not be used under certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergy to calcium carbonate or any other components of the product;
- Severe hypercalciuria.
Special care needs to be taken when using Caltrate under certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:
- Mild hypercalciuria;
- Impaired kidney function;
- Kidney stones.
If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.
Calcium may affect the effectiveness of some medications. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication, including over-the-counter medicines, supplements or herbal preparations, particularly:
- Antibiotics, especially fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines;
- Levothyroxine (thyroid hormone replacement).
It is unknown whether using Caltrate during pregnancy will harm the foetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks of Caltrate before prescribing it to you.
It is unknown whether using Caltrate while breastfeeding will harm the breastfed infant. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks of Caltrate before prescribing it to you.
Schedule of Caltrate 600 mg Tablets
Unscheduled. Caltrate is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.2
- Caltrate 600 mg Tablets public summary: No. 167291 [online]. Woden, ACT: Therapeutic Goods Administration, eBS Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Medicines; 3 December 2009 [cited 14 March 2011]. Available from: URL link
- Caltrate Tablets [online]. St Leonards, NSW: MIMS Online; 1 February 2011 [cited 16 September 2009]. Available from: URL link
Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.