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Calcium

Therapeutic Indications

Calcium is indicated for:

Hyperphosphatemia

Irrespective of gender only Children (1 year - 12 years old) , Adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) Adults (18 years old or older)

Calcium may be used as a phosphate binding agent in the management of renal failure in patients on renal dialysis.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oral - 2-8 g in 2-4 divided doses daily

Calcium deficiency

Irrespective of gender only Children (1 year - 12 years old) , Adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) Adults (18 years old or older)

Calcium dietary deficiencies or when normal requirements are high.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oral - 1000-1500 mg in 2-3 divided doses daily

╬čsteoporosis

Irrespective of gender only Adults (18 years old or older)

Calcium may be used as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oral - 1000-1500 mg in 2-3 divided doses daily

Contraindications

Active ingredient Calcium is contraindicated in the following cases:

Hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria, hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D overdosage, plasmacytoma, skeletal metastases

No gender/age discrimination

Diseases and/or conditions resulting in hypercalcaemia and/or hypercalciuria, for example in hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D overdosage, decalcifying tumours such as plasmacytoma and skeletal metastases, in severe renal failure untreated by renal dialysis and in osteoporosis due to immobilisation.

Nephrolithiasis

No gender/age discrimination