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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : November 2006
McNABB WL7830 Why Caltrate? 1in3 of your female patients will develop osteoporosis.* Do they know how to prevent it? Inadequate calcium intake is a risk factor for osteoporosis1 • Calcium is required for normal bone development and maintenance1 •After age 60, around 60% of women and 30% of men suffer osteoporotic fractures2 The risk of Osteoporosis may be reduced by: •A balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D •A healthy body weight • Regular exercise like walking, jogging or aerobics • Reduced intake of salt, caffeine and alcohol. Plus no smoking! How Caltrate can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis One of the things you can do to help patients at risk of osteoporosis is to make sure they have adequate dietary calcium. Caltrate is an effective and economical calcium supplement, containing calcium carbonate, the most concentrated calcium salt. Calcium carbonate contains 40% elemental calcium, a higher percentage than in calcium citrate,3 when taken with food.4 Why Caltrate? ?Each tablet contains 600mg of calcium ?Providing 60 to 75% of Australian Adults RDI**5 ?Caltrate Plus contains vitamin D plus 4 bone fortifying minerals ?Lactose and gluten free ?Caltrate Plus is affordable at 20c per day and is equally bioavailable Assists in preventing and treating osteoporosis. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Ltd ABN 75 000 477 154. 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153. Ph: (02) 9762 6100. Fax: (02) 9023 0010. Toll free 1800 283 195. www.caltrate.com.au 1. A. The Burden of Brittle Bones: Costing Osteoporosis in Australia prepared for Osteoporosis Australia by Access Economics September 2001and B. The Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census Basic Community Profile and Snapshot. Calculated figure from A and B. 2. National Health and Medical Research Council. Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults. Commonwealth of Australia 2003. 3. Martindale. The complete drug reference, 33rd edition. Pharmaceutical Press, 2002, p 1189. 4. Heaney RP et al. Absorption of calcium as the carbonate and citrate salts with some observation on method. Osteoporosis Int. 1999;9(1):19-23. 5.National Health & Medical Research Council. Recommended dietary intakes for use in Australia. Canberra AGPS 1991.* Australian women 45 years and over. ** Except pregnant or lactating. Read the label for full list of active ingredients.