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Logo GLUCAL® TABLETS

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

GLUCAL® TABLETS

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains:
       
Calcium Gluconate        300,00 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 20.4 Mineral substitutes, electrolytes.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
When one considers that almost two thirds of the dry mass of bone consists of calcium and that the skeleton and teeth contain almost 99 % of the calcium of the body, one realises just what an important element calcium is! What is more, bone calcium is not in a static state; it is constantly undergoing exchanges with the body fluid because the bones, apart from serving the function of mechanical support for the body, also act as a source from which calcium may be moved to the tissues when the need arises.

If your intake is insufficient, calcium is depleted from the bones resulting in deficiency states such as rickets, other bone conditions and tooth decay.

Calcium is essential too, for normal function of the nervous and muscular systems. It is also necessary for normal cardiac function and is one of the factors involved in the coagulation of blood.

Calcium plays important physiological roles, many of which are only poorly understood. There is, however, no doubt about its importance! Can you be sure that you and your family are receiving adequate amounts of calcium, especially during those periods of high requirement e.g. pregnancy, lactation and growth?

Glucal Tablets will ensure this because they are a rich source of calcium. The raspberry flavour makes them so pleasant to take, that the children will love you for your choice of Glucal for their good health.

INDICATIONS:
Glucal Tablets are indicated for use in the treatment of calcium deficiency. It is an ideal calcium dietary supplement during pregnancy and breast feeding and is beneficial for the formation of healthy bones and teeth in growing children.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
None.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults:
        Chew up to three tablets three times a day.

Children:
        Chew one to two tablets three times a day.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Glucal Tablets may cause gastro-intestinal irritation and constipation.

Glucal Tablets should be given cautiously to patients with impaired renal function, cardiac disease or a history of renal stone formation. Calcium appears to add to the effects of digitalis on the heart and may precipitate digitalis toxicity.

Calcium salts reduces the absorption of tetracyclines.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
In the event of overdosage, supportive and symptomatic therapy is indicated.

IDENTIFICATION:
Flat, pink tablet with bevelled edges.

PRESENTATION:
Securitainer packs of 40 and 100 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25 °C.
Protect from light and moisture.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
E.1533 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S.A.D. SELF MEDICATION [PTY] LIMITED
Co. Reg. No. 92/04769/07
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia, EAST LONDON, 5201
P O Box 422, EAST LONDON, 5200

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
03 August 1972

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