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CALCIUM CARBONATE TABLETS

Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE / CALCIUM CARBONATE / CALCIUM CARBONATE

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PARTICULARS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER PACKAGING
Carton

1.

NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT

Calcium Carbonate Tablets
2.

STATEMENT OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCE(S)

Calcium Carbonate 500mg
3.

LIST OF EXCIPIENTS

Each tablet contains Calcium Carbonate 500 mg. Also contains icing sugar, dextrose
monohydrate, compressible sugar (glucose), starch, talc, magnesium stearate, citric acid.
Flavours: blackcurrant, lemon and orange. Colours: violet (E124 & E131), quinoline yellow
(E104) and sunset yellow (E110).
4.

PHARMACEUTICAL FORM AND CONTENTS

500mg Tablet
Roll contains 12 tablets per roll, three rolls are contained in the carton.
5.

METHOD AND ROUTE(S) OF ADMINISTRATION

Oral use only.
6.

SPECIAL WARNING THAT THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT MUST BE STORED OUT OF
THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
7.

OTHER SPECIAL WARNING(S), IF NECESSARY

Do not use after the ‘use by’ date on the pack.
8.

EXPIRY DATE

EXP
9.

SPECIAL STORAGE CONDITIONS

Store below 25°C in a dry place.

10. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICINAL PRODUCTS OR
WASTE MATERIALS DERIVED FROM SUCH MEDICINAL PRODUCTS, IF
APPROPRIATE

11. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K.
12. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
PL 44673/0057
13. BATCH NUMBER
BN
14. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION FOR SUPPLY
GSL
15. INSTRUCTIONS ON USE
How to take:
Adults and children aged 12 years and over: suck or chew 1 to 2 tablets as symptoms occur, up to a
maximum of 16 tablets in any 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Elderly: the normal adult dose can be taken by the elderly.
Pregnant women: suck or chew 1 to 2 tablets as symptoms occur, up to a maximum of 7 tablets in
any 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Do not give to children under 12 years of age.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not take:
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For symptoms that persist for more than 7 days, unless advised by a doctor.
More than the recommended dose, particularly if you are pregnant.
If you are on a low phosphate diet.
If you are taking heart tablets called cardiac glycosides (e.g. digoxin)
If you suffer from kidney disease.
If you have high blood calcium levels.
If you are allergic to calcium carbonate or any of the ingredients.
If you are under 12 years.

Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
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If you suffer from an inherited sugar absorption problem as each tablet contains up to 0.59g of
sucrose/glucose.

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If you suffer from an intolerance to some sugars.
If symptoms persist.
If you are taking other medicines, including bisphosphonates (for your bones), tetracyclines
(antibiotics) and ciprofloxacin (antiobiotics). Calcium may affect the absorption of other
medicines.
If you become constipated or suffer any other unwanted side effects.

Possible side effects:
You may get constipation, flatulence, nausea and/or belching.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
16. INFORMATION IN BRAILLE
Calcium Carbonate Tablets
This leaflet was last revised in July 2016.

PARTICULARS TO APPEAR ON THE IMMEDIATE PACKAGING
Roll Label

1.

NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT

Calcium Carbonate Tablets
1.

STATEMENT OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCE(S)

Calcium Carbonate 500mg
2.

LIST OF EXCIPIENTS

Each tablet contains Calcium Carbonate 500 mg. Also contains glucose, E110 and E124.
3.

PHARMACEUTICAL FORM AND CONTENTS

500mg Tablet
Roll contains 12 tablets per roll.
4.

METHOD AND ROUTE(S) OF ADMINISTRATION

Oral use only.
5.

SPECIAL WARNING THAT THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT MUST BE STORED OUT OF
THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
6.

OTHER SPECIAL WARNING(S), IF NECESSARY

7.

EXPIRY DATE

EXP
8.

SPECIAL STORAGE CONDITIONS

9.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICINAL PRODUCTS OR
WASTE MATERIALS DERIVED FROM SUCH MEDICINAL PRODUCTS, IF
APPROPRIATE

10. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K.
11. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
PL 44673/0057
12. BATCH NUMBER
BN
13. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION FOR SUPPLY
GSL
14. INSTRUCTIONS ON USE
Read all of the information on the carton carefully.
Do not take for symptoms that persist for more than7 days, unless advised by a doctor.
How to take:
Adults and children aged 12 years and over: suck or chew 1 to 2 tablets as symptoms occur, up to a
maximum of 16 tablets in any 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Pregnant women: suck or chew 1 to 2 tablets as symptoms occur, up to a maximum of 7tablets in any
24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
15. INFORMATION IN BRAILLE
Calcium Carbonate Tablets

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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