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Active substance(s): CALCIUM CARBONATE

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Calcium Carbonate 500mg
Chewable Tablets,
Spearmint Flavour
Important information about Calcium Carbonate
500mg ChewableTablets, Spearmint Flavour
● This medicine relieves symptoms of indigestion and
● It can be taken by adults and children over 6 years.
Do not take….
● At exactly the same time as other medicines. See
section 2.
Talk to your doctor….
● If your symptoms keep occurring or last a long
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use this
medicine. It includes other information which
might be especially important for you.
● Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
● Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
● If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Calcium Carbonate 500mg Chewable Tablets,
Spearmint Flavour contain calcium carbonate to
neutralize excess stomach acid. They are used to
relieve the symptoms of acid indigestion, heartburn,
wind and nausea (feeling sick).

2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have….

● An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.
● Kidney or liver problems.
● Kidney stones.
● High calcium levels in your blood or urine.
● A low phosphate diet.
● Or are taking cardiac glycosides (e.g. digoxin).

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you have….

● Ever had kidney stones
● Sarcoidosis (inflammation that produces lumps of
cells in various organs in the body).
● Any other disease where your blood calcium
levels are already high.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking ….
● Digoxin for heart failure.
● Tetracycline or Ciprofloxacin for infections.
● Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
● Medicines to remove fluids from the body (e.g.
water tablets).
● Eltrombopag to increase blood platelet levels.
● Fluoride to prevent tooth decay.
● Zinc or vitamin D (dietary supplements).
● Oral iron for anaemia.
● Levothyroxine for underactive thyroid gland.
● Medicines with an enteric coating (prevents
disintegration in the stomach).

Taking any other medicines – these tablets may

affect some other medicines you may be taking, and
they should not be taken at the same time as or within
3 hours of taking other medicines.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant
or are breastfeeding.

Important information about some of
the ingredients

●This product contains 0.47g of sucrose per tablet. To
be taken into account in people with diabetes. If you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.
●Spearmint Flavour (containing sulphur dioxide E220)
may rarely cause severe hypersensitivity reactions
and bronchospasm.

3. How to use this medicine
Suck or chew the tablets.

Adults, the elderly and children over 12

Take 1 or 2 tablets when required (maximum 16 per

Children 6-12 yrs: Take 1 tablet when required
(maximum 4 per day).

Children under 6 years

Do not give to children under 6 unless your doctor
tells you to.

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If you take too many

If you accidentally take too many tablets,
see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with
you to show which medicine you have swallowed.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Calcium Carbonate 500mg
Chewable Tablets, Spearmint Flavour can have
side effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
● May cause stomach problems including wind
and constipation.
● May cause a return of acid indigestion after
initial relief of symptoms.
● May rarely cause severe hypersensitivity
reactions and bronchospasm.
If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

Making medicines safer:

Also you can help to make sure that medicines
remain as safe as possible by reporting any
unwanted side effects via the internet at Alternatively you
can call Freephone 0800 100 3352 (available
from 10am to 2pm Mondays to Fridays) or fill in a
paper form available from your local pharmacy.

5. Storing this medicine
● Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
● Store in the original pack.
● Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
● Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect the

6. Further information
What is in this medicine

The active ingredient per tablet is: Calcium
carbonate 500mg.
The other ingredients are: sucrose, dextrose, maize
starch, talc, magnesium stearate, spearmint flavour,
adipic acid.

What the medicine looks like

Calcium Carbonate 500mg Chewable Tablets,
Spearmint Flavour are round white tablets with
bevelled edges and ‘Setlers’ engraved on both faces.
They are supplied in packs of 36 tablets.

Marketing authorisation holder

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.


Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing
Ltd, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote,
Derbyshire, DE11 0BB, U.K
This leaflet was revised in December 2013

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