calcium carbonate

 calcium carbonate
 - Calcium carbonate antacid.

Pharmacological action

Calcium carbonate weakens the damaging effect of hydrochloric acid on the gastric mucosa and esophagus.

Calcium is also involved in the formation of bone tissue, blood clotting, maintains stable activity of the heart, transmits nerve impulses.

Another drug with antacid action - calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, which suppresses the destructive action of hydrochloric acid reduces the breakdown of proteins by gastric juice. Effect of the drug does not cause an increased allocation of hydrochloric acid does not alter the balance kislotnoschelochnoe. Magnesium is involved in the complex, activates metabolic processes, providing antiaritimicheskoe, antispasmodic, antiplatelet effect, regulates protein synthesis, nucleic acids, is responsible for the processes of storage, transport and utilization of energy.

Product form

Release tablets and calcium carbonate powder.

Indications for use of calcium carbonate

Calcium carbonate is prescribed for indigestion, reflyuksezofagite, discomfort, and epigastric pain, flatulence, in conditions involving high acidity, for the prevention of osteoporosis, dental caries and rickets in children.

Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate is also used in conditions characterized by high acidity of gastric juice, prescribed for magnesium deficiency, which manifests sleep disturbances, fatigue, muscle spasms, myalgia. Effective complex under intensive sports, while rapid growth of children, for the prevention of oxalate nefrourolitiaza.

mode of application

 Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate,
 Calcium carbonate powder adults to neutralize hydrochloric acid administered at a dosage of 0, 5-1gr. For the prevention of osteoporosis is prescribed 0, 6-1, 2g per day.

Babies for the treatment of caries and rickets appoint 300-600mg per day.

A single dose of a complex of calcium and magnesium - 500 mg.

Kids and adults after 12l give two tablets when symptoms began or after a meal (if necessary, every two hours). More than 12 tablets per day should not be taken.

Tablets are not swallowed, and resolved.

side effects

Calcium carbonate is long-term use due to the accumulation of alkaline substances can cause alkalosis (increase in the pH in the tissues and blood).

The use of calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, can cause a change in stool consistency.

Higher doses of the drug may lead to an increased allocation of gastric juice. Prolonged use of high doses can cause hypercalcemia, which passes after the end of therapy.

If the drug is taken in patients with impaired renal function may develop gipermagniemiya.

Contraindications to the use of calcium carbonate

Calcium carbonate powder is contraindicated in thrombosis, atherosclerosis heavy, hypercalcemia, increased sensitivity to the drug.

Calcium and magnesium can not be taken at phenylketonuria, severe renal impairment, hypercalcemia, increased sensitivity to the facility for children up to 12l.

During pregnancy, the drugs can be taken, but after consultation with the attending gynecologist.