Caltrate 600 60 Tabs - (Caltrate)
Brand name: Caltrate 600Pronounced: CAL-trait
Generic name: Calcium carbonate Other brand names: Os-Cal 500, Oystercal 500
Why is this supplement prescribed?
Caltrate is a supplement for women who do not get enough calcium in their diets
or have a need for more calcium. Calcium supplements may reduce the rate of bone
loss and help prevent osteoporosis (brittle bones). Calcium is also needed for
the heart, muscles, and nervous system to work properly. The Vitmin D in
Caltrate + Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, while the extra iron in
Caltrate + Iron & Vitamin D supplements diets deficient in iron. Most
important fact about this supplement: If you do not get enough calcium in your
diet, a calcium supplement may help prevent serious bone disease, especially
later in life. Caltrate 600 may also be used for purposes other than those
listed in this medication guide.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.