This brand name is authorized in Canada
The drug ACT ETIDROCAL contains a combination of these active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs):
UNII M16PXG993G - ETIDRONATE DISODIUM
Etidronate acts primarily on bone. It can inhibit the formation, growth, and dissolution of hydroxyapatite crystals and their amorphous precursors by chemisorption to calcium phosphate surfaces.
UNII H0G9379FGK - CALCIUM CARBONATE
Calcium carbonate releases, in a pH-dependent manner, calcium ions in the stomach. Calcium carbonate is widely used as antacid and extensively used as a dietary supplement.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
|Etidronic acid and calcium, sequential
|M Musculo-skeletal system → M05 Drugs for treatment of bone diseases → M05B Drugs affecting bone structure and mineralization → M05BB Bisphosphonates, combinations
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:
|Health Products and Food Branch
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