Calcium Sandoz Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg, powder for oral solution in sachet-dose, box of 30 sachets-dose
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Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Metabolism and nutrition
Active ingredients: Calcium gluconolactate , Laboratory calcium carbonate

 what is Calcium Sandoz ?

CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg, powder for oral solution in sachet-dose, box of 30 sachets-dose

what is Calcium Sandoz medication used for and indication?

This medicine contains calcium.

It is indicated :

  • In case of calcium deficiency following an increase in needs (growth, pregnancy, breastfeeding).
  • As an adjunct to bone decalcifications in the elderly, or after menopause, corticosteroid therapy, prolonged immobilization after resumption of mobility.


3 presentations are available for this drug:

  • 10 sachet (s) of 4.2 g polyethylene aluminum foil
  • 20 sachet (s) of 4.2 g polyethylene aluminum foil
  • 30 sachet (s) of 4.2 g polyethylene aluminum foil
Pharmaceutical class mineral supplements
Active substance (s) for a 4.2 g sachet: calcium (carbonate) (0.150 g), calcium (gluconolactate) (3.405 g)
General medicine no
Pharmaceutical form powder for oral solution
Route (s) of administration oral
Social security reimbursement rate 65%
Laboratory (s) SANDOZ
Conditions of issue restricted prescription drug

Calcium Sandoz Dosage

1 to 2 sachets per day.

Calcium Sandoz Contraindications

Never take CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg powder for oral solution in sachet-dose in the following cases:

  • history of allergy to one of the constituents,
  • hypercalcaemia (abnormally high level of calcium in the blood),
  • hypercalciuria (exaggerated elimination of calcium in the urine),
  • Calcium lithiasis (kidney stones) – tissue calcifications,
  • prolonged immobilization accompanied by hypercalcemia and / or hypercalciuria: calcium should only be administered when mobility is restored,
  • due to the presence of aspartame, this drug is contraindicated in cases of phenylketonuria (hereditary disease due to an enzymatic deficiency)


How To Take Calcium Sandoz ?

Administration mode

  • Oral route.
  • After opening the sachet, put the powder in a glass, add water and drink as soon as it dissolves.

how does Calcium Sandoz work?

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Mineral supplements, ATC codes: A12AA20.

  • Calcium ions are of decisive importance in the activation of biological systems. The threshold for stimulation of excitable membranes depends on the extracellular concentration of calcium ions.  
  • Calcium ions further help regulate the permeability of cell membranes 
  • A deficiency of calcium ions in the plasma rises the excitability of neuromuscular , while a surplus of decreases .
  • Oral administration of calcium promotes bone remineralization in cases of calcium deficiency.

How To Store Calcium Sandoz ?

  • Keep this medication out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after {EXP}. The expiration date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Store away from humidity.
  • Close carefully after each use.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via a wastewater treatment plant or with household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away the medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Calcium Sandoz Side Effects

Like all medicines, CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg powder for oral solution in a sachet-dose can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • Digestive disorders such as constipation, gas, nausea.
  • In case of prolonged treatment at high doses: risk of modification of the calcium level in the blood or urine.
  • extensive rash, hives and itching.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or if any side effects get serious, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Calcium Sandoz Interactions

  • Thiazide diuretics decrease urinary calcium excretion. Due to an increased risk of hypercalcaemia, serum calcium should be monitored regularly during concomitant treatment with thiazide diuretics.
  • Systemic corticosteroids reduce the absorption of calcium. In case of concomitant use, it may be necessary to increase the dose of CALCIUM SANDOZ.
  • The digestive absorption of medicinal products containing tetracycline may be reduced in the event of concomitant administration of medicinal products containing calcium. Therefore, specialties containing tetracycline should be administered at least two hours before or four to six hours after oral intake of calcium.
  • The toxicity of cardiac glycosides may be increased by hypercalcemia resulting from calcium therapy. The patients must then be the subject of a clinical follow-up with control of the electrocardiogram (ECG) and the calcium level.
  • Due to a decrease in the gastrointestinal absorption of bisphosphonates or sodium fluoride, it is recommended, during concomitant treatments, to observe a delay of at least three hours before taking calcium.
  • Oxalic acid (found in spinach and rhubarb) and phytic acid (found in all cereals) can inhibit calcium absorption by forming insoluble complexes with calcium ions. After taking food with a high content of oxalic acid or phytic acid, the patient must wait two hours before taking products containing calcium.

Pediatric population

  • Interaction studies have only been performed in adults.
  • Not applicable.

Effects on ability to Drive and use machines

There is no known or expected effect on the ability to drive or use machines caused by taking CALCIUM SANDOZ.

Warnings and Precautions

Special warnings

  • Excessive calcium intake can be dangerous. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE WITHOUT MEDICAL ADVICE.

Precautions for use

  • Use this medication WITH CAUTION in case of prolonged treatment or renal failure: it is necessary to check the calcium level in the urine and in the blood.
  • This medication is likely to interact with certain foods rich in oxalic acid (spinach, rhubarb, sorrel, cocoa, tea, etc.) and phytic acid (whole grains, pulses, oil seeds, chocolate, etc.), which is why it is recommended to take it away from meals containing this type of food.
  • It is advisable to wait at least two hours between taking a drug based on bisphosphonates, cyclines or estramustine and taking CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg, powder for oral solution in sachet-dose.



  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, the recommended daily intake of calcium (food intake and supplement) is 1,000 to 1,300 mg.
  • During pregnancy, the daily dose of calcium should not exceed 1500 mg.

Feeding with milk

  • Significant amounts of calcium are secreted in milk during breastfeeding, but it does not cause any side effects in the infant.
  • In case of calcium deficiency, CALCIUM SANDOZ can be administered during pregnancy and lactation.

What happens if I overdose from Calcium Sandoz ?

When taking an excessive dose of CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg powder for oral solution in sachet-dose, the following symptoms may appear:

  • Nausea, vomiting, thirst intense constipation.

If such effects occur, tell your doctor immediately who will take the necessary measures.

In case of prolonged overdose, calcifications may appear in the vessels or tissues.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

  • Not applicable.
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What happens if you stop taking Calcium Sandoz ?

  • Not applicable.
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What is  Forms and Composition ?

Appearance and shape

  • Powder for oral solution in sachet-dose.
  • 4.2 g in sachet (Aluminum-Polyethylene paper). Box of 30 sachets.

Other shapes

  • CALCIUM SANDOZ 500 mg, effervescent tablet, box of 1 tube of 20.


Active ingredient Powder for oral solution

* per unit dose

Active ingredients:

Excipients with known effects ?

  • Aspartame

Other excipients:

  • Citric acid anhydrous


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Additional information:

  • General explanation about dealing with the medicine: how to take the medicine, the doses and times of it, the start and duration of its effectiveness, the recommended diet during the period of taking the medicine, the method of storage and storage, recommendations in cases for forgetting the dose and instructions to stop taking the drug and take additional doses.

Special warnings:

  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, the elderly, boys and drivers, and use before surgery.

Side effects:

  • It treats possible side effects and drug interactions that require attention and its effect on continuous use.
  • The information contained in this medicine is based on medical literature, but it is not a substitute for consulting a doctor.

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