ACT ETIDROCAL

Brand name authorized in: Canada

Active ingredients

The drug ACT ETIDROCAL contains a combination of these active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs):

1 Etidronate
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.

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2 Calcium carbonate
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.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
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
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Unique identifiers

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country
Identification scheme
Identifier(s)
CA
Health Products and Food Branch
Identifier(s): 02263866