Starcal

Calcium
500 mg Tablet
Description:

Starcal, is the preparation of Calcium. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of our body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Clinical studies showed that Calcium helps in bone growth, and in prevention of osteoporosis & bone fracture.


  • Composition

    Each film coated tablet contains Calcium Carbonate BP 1250 mg equivalent to elemental Calcium 500 mg.
  • Indication

    This is used for treatment of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets, tetany and in parathyroid disease. Calcium supplements are often used to ensure adequate dietary intake in conditions such as- pregnancy & lactation, osteogenesis and tooth formation (adjunct with definite treatment) and therapy with anti-seizure medications. It is also used as routine supplement and phosphate binder in chronic renal failure.
  • Dosage & Administration

    2 tablets daily or 1 tablet twice daily. It is best taken with or just after a meal to improve absorption.
  • Contraindication

    It is contraindicated in case of hypercalcaemia, hyperthyroidism, renal calculi & nephrolithiasis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
  • Precaution

    If there is any pre-existing heart disease or kidney disease, precautions should be taken.
  • Side Effects

    It is generally well tolerated. If there is experience like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, dry mouth, increased thirst, increased urination while taking noticed to physicians. Constipation may occur.
  • Drug Interaction

    It increases the risk of hypercalcaemia with thiazides. It also reduces the absorption of tetracyclines and biophosphonates.
  • Overdose

  • Pregnancy & Lactation

    It should be used as directed by physician during pregnancy or lactation.
  • Storage Condition

  • How Supplied

    Each box contains 50 tablets in Alu-PVDC blister pack.