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Brand name: Caltrate TM

Active ingredients: calcium, calcium carbonate

What it is used for

Caltrate 600mg is a high potency calcium supplement providing 600mg of elemental calcium in each tablet. Calcium is essential for the maintenance of strong and healthy bone. Calcium helps build and maintain strong bones. Calcium is a vital bone-building mineral that is essential for developing and maintaining strong and healthy bones. Calcium is also required for a number of vital bodily functions. Adequate calcium is required through out life to maximise bone strength in our youth and to reduce bone loss in subsequent years. A diet defficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis in later life, with women at particular risk.,Source of calcium - There is an increased requirement of calcium during pregnancy and lactation.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient calcium carbonate

  • Food increases the absorption of calcium carbonate.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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