Therapeutic Indications

Calcium carbonate is indicated for:

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 carbonate is recommended as a supplementary source of calcium when normal requirements are high and in the correction of calcium deficiency in the diet. They can be used in osteoporosis therapy as an adjunct to more specific conventional treatments.

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

Treatment 1: Oral - 3 gr in 2 divided doses per day

Phosphate binding in renal failure

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

Calcium carbonate can be used as a phosphate binding agent in the management of renal failure.

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

Treatment 1: Oral - Dose should be adjusted on the serum phosphate level

Contraindications

Active ingredient Calcium carbonate is contraindicated in the following cases:

Osteoporosis, renal stones, severe hypercalciuria

No gender/age discrimination

Relative contra-indications are osteoporosis due to prolonged immobilisation, renal stones, severe hypercalciuria.

Hypercalcaemia

No gender/age discrimination

Absolute contra-indications for calcium carbonate are hypercalcaemia resulting for example from myeloma, bone metastases or other malignant bone disease, sarcoidosis; primary hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D overdosage.