OS-CAL OTC

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OS-CAL

Vitamins, minerals, supplements
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Calcium, elemental (as carbonate) 500mg; tabs; chew tabs.

Company:

GlaxoSmithKline

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Indications for OS-CAL:

Calcium supplement.

Adult:

Take with meals. 1 tab 2–3 times daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hypoparathyroidism.

Interactions:

Blocks tetracycline absorption. Calcium absorption decreased by corticosteroids, foods such as rhubarb, spinach, bran.

See Also:

OS-CAL 250 + D

OS-CAL 500 + D

Adverse Reactions:

GI discomfort, hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria.

How Supplied:

500, 500+D—75, 160
500 chewable—60
250+D—100, 240