Calcium glycerophosphate is a drug used as a regulator of calcium-phosphorus metabolism in the body.
Release form and composition
Calcium glycerophosphate is produced in the form of white flat-cylindrical tablets with a facet, in contourless cells packages of 10 pcs.
One tablet contains 200 mg of calcium glycerophosphate and such excipients as:
- Calcium stearate;
- Potato starch.
Indications for use
Calcium glycerophosphate is prescribed to reduce the overall body resistance, hypotrophy, hypocalcemia, fatigue and exhaustion of the nervous system.
Also, the drug is used as a tonic in cases of rickets.
The use of calcium glycerophosphate is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the components that make up the product, as well as in the following cases:
- Increased blood clotting;
- Severe hypercalciuria;
- Severe atherosclerosis;
- Severe renal failure;
Dosing and Administration
Tablets are taken orally after a meal. Dosage means for adults is 1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day, children (including newborns) are prescribed 1 pc. 1-3 times a day.
It is recommended to grind tablets of Calcium Glycerophosphate and dissolve in a small amount of water when using the tool for children under 1 year. The duration of therapy varies within 14-28 days, with the possible repetition of the course as prescribed by the doctor.
The instructions for Calcium Glycerophosphate indicate that the drug may cause hypercalciuria, hypercalcemia, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and constipation.
With an overdose of the drug there is an increase in the above side effects. In such cases, it is recommended to cancel the reception of funds and appoint calcitonin.
With simultaneous use of calcium glycerophosphate can increase the absorption of tetracyclines, potentiate the toxic and therapeutic effects of cardiac glycosides, as well as:
- Reduce the absorption of bisphosphonates from the gastrointestinal tract;
- Increase the risk of hypercalcemia when used with calcium-containing drugs or thiazide diuretics.
It should be noted that glucocorticosteroids reduce calcium absorption, and loop diuretics increase the excretion of the trace element by the kidneys.
It is recommended to combine calcium glycerol phosphate with iron preparations.
Foods such as rhubarb, spinach, grains and bran can reduce calcium absorption from the gastrointestinal tract.
When using the drug during breastfeeding should be aware that calcium is excreted in breast milk. In this regard, it is important to prevent the use of Calcium Glycerophosphate in cases where a baby is prescribed vitamin D3 or calcium supplements.
The drug is synonymous with glycerophosphate granules. Calcium gluconate, Calcium Additive, Calcium-Sandoz forte and Hydroxyapatite paste are analogues of Calcium Glycerophosphate.
Terms and conditions of storage
In accordance with the instructions, Calcium Glycerophosphate should be stored in a dark, dry and out of reach of children, at room temperature.
Pharmacies dispensed over-the-counter medicine. The shelf life of tablets, subject to the recommendations of the manufacturer, is five years. Calcium glycerophosphate cannot be used after the expiration date.