Calcium Sandoz contains a rich source of calcium which is an essential mineral, necessary for bone formation and maintenance.
Calcium Sandoz is used in the prevention and treatment of calcium deficiency, and may be used, with other medicines, to prevent and treat a condition called osteoporosis (weakening of the bones).
Calcium Sandoz is also used, together with vitamin D3, for the treatment of rickets (softening of growing bones in children) and osteomalacia (softening of adults bones).
Calcium is absorbed from the intestine and distributed throughout the body in the blood.
Calcium plays an important role in several body functions. It is essential for nerve, muscle and heart function as well as for the clotting of blood. In addition, it is necessary for many hormones to work properly in the body. To carry out these various roles, calcium must be available in the appropriate concentration.
Taking Calcium Sandoz with food and drink
Calcium Sandoz should not be taken within 2 hours of eating foods high in oxalic or phytic acid such as spinach, rhubarb and whole cereals.
How long should you take Calcium Sandoz
Take Calcium Sandoz at the recommended daily dose for as long as you are advised by your doctor. As Calcium Sandoz is used in the prevention and treatment of calcium deficiency and, taken with other medicines, in the prevention and treatment of a condition called osteoporosis (weakening of the bones), it is likely this will be a long term treatment.
If you take more Calcium Sandoz than you should
Overdose of Calcium Sandoz may lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, thirst or constipation. If overdose is suspected, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.