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

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.

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

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

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

Side effects
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 pregnancy & lactation
It should be used as directed by the physician during Pregnancy and Lactation.

Use in children & adolescents
Use of Calcium Carbonate in children and infants is safe and effective.

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

At high doses it may result in nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anorexia, abdominal cramps, headache, constipation, irritability etc. Treatment includes cessation of therapy and adequate rehydration.

Keep out of the reach of children. Keep below 300 C, protect from light.

Forbon tablet: Each box contains 5x10's tablet in blister pack.