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What is Calcitone?

Calcitone is a calcium supplement necessary for healthy bones and teeth containing calcium lactate pentahydrate IP (300 mg).

What is calcitone used for?

Calcitone or calcium lactate is used to treat osteoporosis, parathyroid gland disorders, certain muscle problems, and to prevent hypocalcemia. Calcitone is also used for hypophosphatemia, oncogenic hypophosphatemia, osteomalacia, renal tubular osteomalacia, sporadic hypophosphatemic osteomalacia, uremic osteodystrophy, and vitamin D dependent rickets. 

How does calcitone work?

Calcitone works by promoting calcium retention and absorption at the kidneys and intestines respectively, increasing calcium levels. 

What are the side effects of calcitone?

Some common side effects of calcitone include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion 
  • Increased urination
  • Depression of the central nervous system 
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort 
  • Unusual weight loss
  • bone/muscle pain
  • Weakness and unusual tiredness

Calcium lactate during pregnancy

Although there is no information available on calcium lactate, it should only be administered if the potential benefits outweigh the risk. Generally, it is recommended that pregnant women should consume about 1200 mg of calcium, and consuming a glass of should provide the calcium needs. 

Where can I buy calcitone in Nigeria?

You can purchase calcitone on Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy – by clicking here.


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