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Drug information on M-Cal 500 (Calcium Carbonate) from Stedman Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

M-Cal 500

  Film coated tablet
Stedman Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Calcium Carbonate
 19.00
1250mg/200IU/200mg
10
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which M-Cal 500 may be prescribed


Side effects of M-Cal 500

  Heart: Slow heart rate, cardiac arrest, abnormal heart rhythm.

  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, loss of appetite, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

  Genitourinary: Kidney stone, kidney failure.

  Metabolic: Increased calcium level, muscle weakness, headache, coma.

  Allergic reactions: Itching, rash and hives.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Oral- 1 to 3 chewable tablets containing 500 mg calcium carbonate per day, or as directed by your physician. Maximum dose is 16 tablets/day. For pregnant woman maximum dose is 7 tabs/day.

How to use M-Cal 500?

It comes as a tablet, liquid to take by mouth, after meals.

When is M-Cal 500 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to patients with increased calcium level in blood and/or increased calcium in urine, kidney stone, increased level of vitamin D, and phosphate in blood.

Warnings and Precautions for M-Cal 500

Impaired calcium absorption in achlorhydria, which is common in elderly.

• Increased risk of increased calcium level in blood and/or increased calcium in urine in hypo parathyroid patients receiving high doses of vitamin D.

• Caution needed when using in patients with history of kidney stones, kidney impairment.

• Frequent monitoring of serum calcium and phosphorus is recommended.

Other Precautions for M-Cal 500

Do not take in larger or smaller quantity or for longer than recommended.

Storage Conditions for M-Cal 500

Oral: Store below 25°C. Store it at room temperature and in airtight container.



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