ACT ETIDROCAL

Found in: Canada

Active ingredients

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Active Ingredient
Description
1

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.

2

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.

Medicine classification

ATC Code
Title
Class
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

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Health Products and Food Branch (CA)
Identifier(s): 02263866