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Caltrate Plus Tablets

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Generic Name: Calcium, cholecalciferol, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc oxide
Product Name: Caltrate Plus Tablets

Indication of Caltrate Plus Tablets

Caltrate Plus Tablets are a calcium and other mineral supplement that may help maintain bone health, and may assist in the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis.


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 Plus Tablets

Caltrate Plus Tablets contain calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, copper and manganese. Calcium plays a role in bone health, muscle and nerve activity, and blood clotting. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, and magnesium, zinc, copper and manganese all play a role in bone health.

Dose advice of Caltrate Plus Tablets

Dose information

  • Adults: Take 1 tablet once or twice daily with liquid after a meal, as directed by a healthcare professional;
  • If taking twice daily, take each tablet 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.


Contraindications

Caltrate Plus should not be taken under certain circumstances. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergy to any of the active or other ingredients of the product;
  • Hypercalcaemia (high blood calcium levels);
  • Severe hypercalciuria (high calcium levels in the urine).

Precautions

Special consideration needs to be taken before using Caltrate Plus in certain circumstances. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • Mild hypercalciuria;
  • Impaired kidney function;
  • Kidney stones: Your dose may need to be reduced or stopped altogether.


If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.

Drug interactions

Calcium is known to decrease the effectiveness and/or absorption of certain other drugs. Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • Antibiotics, especially fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines;
  • Levothyroxine (thyroid hormone replacement).

Pregnancy

Data on the risk to the foetus with Caltrate Plus use during pregnancy is inconclusive or inadequate. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will weigh the potential risks and benefits of Caltrate Plus before prescribing it to you.

Breastfeeding

Data on the risk to the infant with Caltrate Plus use during lactation is inconclusive or inadequate. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Your doctor will weigh the potential risks and benefits of Caltrate Plus before prescribing it to you.


If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.
 

Schedule of Caltrate Plus Tablets

Unscheduled. Caltrate Plus is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.1

References

  1. Caltrate Plus Tablets [online]. St Leonards, NSW: MIMS Online; 1 July 2010 [cited 21 December 2010]. 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.

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Dates

Posted On: 14 October, 2004
Modified On: 15 March, 2011
Reviewed On: 21 December, 2010


Created by: myVMC