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Generic Name: Calcium carbonate; Calcium lactate gluconate
Product Name: Sandocal

Indication of Sandocal

May help in the 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.


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 Sandocal

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

Dose advice of Sandocal

Dose information

  • 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

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.


  • Severe hypokalaemia or metabolic acidosis.


Must be used with caution in patients with:

  • Renal impairment
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
  • Elevated vitamin D levels (eg: sarcoidosis)

Drug interactions

  • Thiazide diuretics: May increase the renal reabsorption of calcium leading to hypercalcaemia in people taking large amounts of the antacid. Do not take within 2-3 hours of each other;
  • Tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, salicylates, iron: May interfere with the absorption of these drugs. Do not take within 2-3 hours of each other

Pregnancy and lactation

  • Not suitable for use in the first trimester without consultation with a doctor;
  • Use as directed on the pack after the first trimester;
  • Do not exceed packet directions.


Not recommended in children under 6 years of age.

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

Schedule of Sandocal

Unscheduled. Sandocal is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.

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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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 17 August, 2017

Created by: myVMC