(and dosage form):
Each effervescent tablet contains: Calcium Carbonate equivalent to 500 mg elemental calcium
A.24 Mineral substitutes, electrolytes
FIZZICAL 500 may be used as a supplement for calcium deficiency and for remineralisation of bones.
Calcium enhances the effect of digitalis on the heart and may precipitate digitalis intoxication.
The tablets are not to be swallowed whole. First dissolve in a glass of cold water.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION:
The safety of this medication in pregnancy and lactation has not been established.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Dissolve one tablet in a glass of cold water, or take as directed.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
May cause gastro-intestinal irritation and constipation. Hypercalcaemia can occur as can alkalosis following the regular use of calcium carbonate. Calcium salts should be given cautiously to patients with impaired renal function or a history of renal stone formation. Should also be given with caution to patients with cardiac disease or sarcoidosis.
Calcium salts reduce the absorption of tetracyclines.
White to off-white round effervescent tablet.
Containers of 10 and 20 tablets
Store in a cool, dry place in well closed containers, below 25ºC. Protect from light and moisture.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Gulf Drug Company (Pty) Ltd
22 Burnside Drive,
Old Mill Industrial Park,
Mount Edgecombe, 4300
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