EFFERVESCENT CALCIUM GLUCONATE TABLETS BP 1G

Active substance: CALCIUM GLUCONATE

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TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
The usual dosage(s) are described below:
Indication
Dosage
Adults (including elderly):
Brittle bones (osteoporosis):
Usual dose is between 8-20
tablets.
Bone disease due to lack of
Vitamin D:
Usual dose is between 12- 20
tablets daily.

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Failure to absorb calcium
following surgery:
Breastfeeding:
Pregnancy supplement or
for cramps:
Children:

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Infants:
Usual dose is between 12- 20
tablets daily.
Usual dose is between 12- 20
tablets daily.
Usual dose is 1-10 tablets.
Usually require half the adult
dose.

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Not recommended.

These tablets should be taken as instructed - dissolved in water
before taking.
If you forget to take a dose, take another as soon as you
remember and then your next dose at the usual time.
NEVER take two doses at the same time.

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If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, contact
your nearest hospital casualty department, or tell your doctor,
immediately. Take any remaining tablets and the container with
you.

These may include mild stomach upsets such as constipation
and diarrhoea which occur rarely. Irregular or slow heart
beat/pulse rate may also occur. You should consult your doctor
if these are troublesome or continue.

AFTER TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
Like many medicines, Effervescent Calcium Gluconate Tablets
may occasionally cause side-effects in some patients, particularly when you first start taking them.

STORING YOUR MEDICINE
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date shown on the
product packaging. Store below 25°C in a dry place. Do not

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transfer the tablets to another container.
KEEP THEM IN A SECURE PLACE WHERE CHILDREN CANNOT
GET AT OR SEE THEM. REMEMBER, this medicine is for YOU
only. NEVER give it to anyone else. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours. Unless your doctor tells
you to, do not keep medicines that you no longer need - give
them back to your pharmacist for safe disposal.

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Date of last revision: June 2008

Effervescent Calcium
Gluconate Tablets

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1g

Each tablet contains
28 tablets
5 012617 010209
1 gram of Calcium
For oral use
Gluconate and provides
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approximately 2.23mmol of Calcium (Ca2+).
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Also contains: saccharin and 1.00mg of sodium. Dissolve tablets
in water and drink the solution straight away. Use as directed by
physician. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

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Effervescent Calcium Gluconate Tablets 1g
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ABOUT YOUR MEDICINE
The name of your medicine is Effervescent Calcium Gluconate
Tablets which is the generic (common) name.
Effervescent Calcium Gluconate Tablets may be used:
• as treatment or in addition to other therapy to stop or slow
down the breakdown of minerals in your bones causing brittle
bones (osteoporosis) where other effective treatment cannot
be used.
• as a calcium supplement if you:

The tablets also contain: citric acid (E330), magnesium stearate,
povidone, saccharin sodium, sodium bicarbonate, stearic acid,
tartaric acid (E334), IMS 740P.

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• are an adult with bone disease due to lack of vitamin D in the
body.
• have rickets.
• are not absorbing calcium properly after an operation to
remove your stomach.
• are pregnant.
• are breast feeding.
• have a poor or unbalanced diet.

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BEFORE TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
Make sure you have told your doctor if you:
• are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast
feeding.
• are sensitive to any of the ingredients in the product.
• suffer with high blood and urine levels of calcium which may
be caused by:
• too much Vitamin D in your body.
• your thyroid gland being overactive.

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• are taking other medicines such as digoxin, thiazide diuretics
(water tablets), tetracycline, fluoride preparations, Vitamin D,
compound vitamin or mineral preparations and including any
that you can buy without prescription.
If you see another doctor or go into hospital, let them know
what medicines you are taking. Your doctor may wish to
monitor your blood and urine levels of calcium particularly if
you have had high dose treatment, intravenous treatment or if
the person being treated is a child.

• have kidney disease or failure or other kidney problems such as
kidney stones.
• have brittle bones (osteoporosis) because you are unable to
move.
• have tumours that remove calcium from your body
(eg plasmocytoma and skeletal metastases).
• suffer with any heart problems.
• suffer with sarcoidosis (a chronic disease where nodules form
in the lymph nodes, lungs, skin etc).

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Calcium Gluconate 1g Tablet - UK
28 tablets
For oral use

1g

Each tablet contains 1 gram of Calcium Gluconate and
provides approximately 2.23mmol of Calcium (Ca2+).
Also contains: saccharin and 1.00mg of sodium.
Dissolve tablets in water and drink the solution
PL 0142/5579R
straight away. Use as directed by physician.
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Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK
Store below 25°C in a dry place.

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Gluconate Tablets

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The sodium content is 1.00mg.
Effervescent Calcium Gluconate Tablets are available
in a pack size of 28.
Calcium Gluconate is one of a group of medicines called
calcium salts.
MA holder/Manufacturer: Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.

WHAT'S IN YOUR MEDICINE
Effervescent Calcium Gluconate Tablets are white circular
uncoated tablets which come in one strength.
Each tablet contains 1g of the active ingredient Calcium
Gluconate equivalent to 2.23mmol of calcium (Ca2+).

• Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take
your medicine.
• It gives you important information about your medicine.
• If you want to know more, or you are not sure about
anything, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
• Keep the leaflet until you have finished the medicine.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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