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Aristocal - Vitamin D
« on: August 28, 2019, 12:54:21 PM »
Aristocal® contains Calcium Carbonate equivalent to 500 mg elemental Calcium that is used as dietary calcium supplement for pregnant and lactating mothers. Aristocal® meets the increased demand of calcium during pregnancy and lactation and thus prevents the development of osteoporosis in later life. The usual supplementary dose of Aristocal® is twice daily.
•   Ensures necessary calcium supplementation during pregnancy
•   Ensures the mental development of the fetus
•   Effectively reduces the bone loss in osteoporosis
•   Maintains the calcium level in lactation to prevent osteomalacia
•   Helps in maintaining bone mass
•   Provides essential calcium for chronic renal failure patient

( Calcium Tablet )
Aristocal contains Calcium Carbonate that is used as dietary calcium
supplement, and to sequester phosphorus in the intestine to reduce total
body phosphate accumulation in chronic renal failure.
¨For dietary calcium supplement when it is deficient
¨As a phosphate binder in chronic renal failure
¨As an adjunct therapy in the arrest or slowing down of bone
demineralisation in osteoporosis.
Dosage and Administration
Adults and elderly : Dietary deficiency- 2 to 3 tablets daily. As Phosphate
binder- Dose as required by the individual patient depending on serum
calcium and phosphate levels. Adjunct to osteoporosis therapy- 2 to 3
tablets daily.
¨ Hypercalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism
¨ Renal calculi and nephrolithiasis
¨ Zollinger-Ellision syndrome and other causes of gastric acid
In mild hypercalciuria or renal failure or stone formation in urinary tract,
adequate checks must be kept on urinary calcium excretion. If necessary
the dosage should be reduced or calcium therapy discontinued.
Drug Interactions
Calcium Carbonate may enhance the cardiac effects of Digoxin and other
cardiac glycosides if systemic hypercalcaemia occurs. It may interfere with
the absorption of concomitantly administered Tetracycline preparations.
Modification of vitamin D therapy may be required to avoid hypercalcaemia
when Calcium Carbonate is used as a phosphate binder in chronic renal
failure. Concurrent administration of Calcium Carbonate reduces total
absorption and peak serum levels of Ciprofloxacin.
Side Effects
Mild gastrointestinal disturbances (e.g., flatulence, abdominal pain,
constipation) may occur. Hypercalcaemia and alkalosis are rarely
produced with large doses.
Use in Special Population
Pregnancy and lactation : Calcium containing drugs are used widely in
pregnancy by way of oral calcium supplementation. Calcium Carbonate
can be used in lactating women too.
Commercial Pack
Aristocal® Tablet : Box containing 100 tablets in 10 x 10’s blister strips. Each
tablet contains 1250 mg Calcium Carbonate BP equivalent to 500 mg
elemental Calcium.

Source: Beximco Pharma