Cacit Effervescent Tablets
Cacit Effervescent Tablets contain calcium carbonate as the active ingredient (which when dispersed in water provide 500mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate). The tablets provide extra calcium, in addition to a normal diet, and are used to treat conditions in which the body’s calcium levels need to be increased. Calcium is essential for healthy growth of bones and teeth
How to Take
The tablets must be dissolved completely in a glass of water and the solution consumed immediately.
Your doctor will normally prescribe a suitable dose for you:
Use in Adults and Elderly
• To treat conditions caused by a lack of calcium, the recommended dose is usually between 2 and 5 tablets per day.
• To prevent bone damage caused by osteoporosis, a recommended dose of 1 to 3 tablets is required per day.
• To supplement calcium in your diet, the recommended dose is up to 3 tablets a day.
Do not take Cacit Effervescent Tablets:
• if you are allergic to calcium carbonate or any of the other ingredients in this medicine (listed in section 6).
• if you have an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism) or too much vitamin D in your body (hypervitaminosis D).
• if you have a high concentration of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria) or blood (hypercalcaemia). A high concentration of calcium in the blood may be caused by impaired kidney function, an overactive parathyroid gland, too much Vitamin D in your body or certain bone tumours.
• if you have been immobilised for long periods and had a high concentration of calcium in your blood or urine.
• if you have kidney stones. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Cacit Effervescent Tablets:
• if you have a tendency to form kidney stones or have impaired kidney function - your treatment will need to be monitored carefully if your kidneys are not working properly to ensure you do not build up too much calcium in your blood.
• if you have sarcoidosis (formation of nodules especially in the lymph nodes, lungs, bones and skin). If you are on long-term treatment your doctor may, from time to time wish to check the level of calcium in your blood and take a urine sample to monitor your kidney function. Depending upon the results, your doctor may reduce the dosage or decide to discontinue the treatment.
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