Forbon

Composition

Forbon tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Calcium Carbonate BP 1250 mg equivalent to 500 mg of elemental Calcium.

Description

Calcium is an essential element and plays vital role in the body. It makes body's framework stronger by building bones. Clinical evidence suggests that calcium is useful for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and associated fractures.

Indication

  • Treatment of osteoporosis, rickets, osteomalacia, tetany and     hypoparathyroidism
  • In pregnancy and lactation due to increased demand
  • In kidney disease and pancreatitis
  • During therapy with antiseizure medications
  • The prevention and treatment of Calcium deficiency

Dosage and Administration

Usual adult dose: 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet at night.

Side effect

Side effects of Calcium may include an irregular heartbeat, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, weakness, headache, a metallic taste in mouth, muscle or bone pain and drowsiness.

Use in special group

Pregnancy and lactation: Calcium should be used considering the risk benefit ratio.

Contraindication

  • Hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria
  • Metastatic calcification
  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components of this preparation

Precaution

Caution should be taken in patients with renal impairment, sarcoidosis, hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria.

Drug Interaction

  • Calcium salts reduce absorption of bisphosphonates, ciprofloxacin,     fluorides, iron, levothyroxine, tetracycline and zinc • Absorption of calcium salts is reduced by corticosteroids
  • Increased risk of hypercalcemia when Calcium given with thiazides and     related diuretics

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children. Keep below 30°C, protect from light.

How Supplied

Forbon Tablet: Each box contains 5 x 10’s tablet in blister pack.