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Calcium Carbonate BP
Ipical is the preparation of calcium carbonate which is indicated for the raised calcium requirement . Ipical is available as 500mg Tablet.
Tablet: Each film coated tablet contains calcium carbonate BP 1250 mg equivalent to 500 mg of elemental calcium.
Indications And Uses
Ipical is indicated for the following cases- Indicated in raised calcium requirement e.g. during Pregnancy and lactation, and in children and adolescents at time of rapid growth, inadequate intake of calcium in the diet due to malnutrition, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, disorders of osteogenesis and tooth formation, latent tetany.
Dosage And Administration
Adult: One Ipical tablet or as directed by the physician. For the prevention of osteoporosis, 1-3 Ipical tablet is recommended generally as a dietary supplement. Doses for children are half of those for adults. A large dose should not be taken without physician\'s advice. Adolescent: 1-2 Ipical tablet daily. Children: One tablet daily.
Calcium supplements are generally safe & well tolerated. Orally administered calcium supplements rarely given rise to mild gastrointestinal disturbances, such as constipation, flatulance, nausea, gastric pain, diarrhoea.
Use In Pregnancy Lactation
Pregnant women: Calcium containing drugs are used widely in pregnancy by way of calcium supplement or antacid therapy. No relationship between malformation in general and calcium exposure has been noted. Lactating mother: There is no contraindication to the use of calcium carbonate in lactating mother.
It has possible interaction with digoxin, antacids containing calcium, aluminum or magnesium, other calcium supplements, calcitriol or other vitamin-D supplements; tetracycline, doxycycline, aminocycline or oxytetracycline etc. So before taking any of these drugs consultations of the physicians are needed.
Symptoms of overdosage include nausea, vomiting & constipation, headache, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, unconsciousness, dry mouth, diarrhoea, weakness, dizziness or irritability.
Store in a cool & dry place, away from light & moisture.
Calcium is contraindicated in hypercalcaemia, primary hyperparathyroidism, renal failure, hypersensitivity to Calcium.
Each box contains 5×10’s tablet in blister pack.