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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : November 2006
Caltrate is still available for ® Caltrate remains an affordable and effective medicine for your osteoporosis patients. • All calcium supplements will no longer be reimbursed on the PBS from December1, 2005 for osteoporosis. • Caltrate remains an affordable medicine from only 10 cents per day.* • Adequate calcium intake is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. • Use of calcium supplements has been shown to reduce the rate of decline in bone density in people who are postmenopausal by 30-50%.1 • Calcium supplementation should be recommended as part of medical intervention in patients who have postmenopausal osteoporosis.2 • Caltrate is an effective and economical calcium supplement, containing calcium carbonate, the most concentrated form of calcium.3 • Each Caltrate tablet contains 600mg of elemental calcium per tablet, equivalent to 60-75% of the Recommended Dietary Intake of calcium for adults.4 your osteoporosis patients. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CALTRATE ® Assists in preventing and treating osteoporosis. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Ltd. 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153. Toll free 1800 283 195. www.wyethconsumer.com.au REFERENCES: 1. Reid IR. Therapy of osteoporosis: calcium, vitamin D and exercise. American Journal of Medical Science. 1996 312: 278-286 2. Sambrook PN. Et al. Preventing osteoporosis: Outcomes of the Australian Fracture Prevention Summit. 2002 MJA 15 (S176): S1-S16 3. Martindale,The Complete Drug Reference, 33rd Edition, Pharmaceutical Press, page 1189. 4. National Health and Medical Research Council. Recommended Dietary Intakes for use in Australia. AGPS Canberra 1991. *Based on Caltrate 600mg 120’s Aust R 81700 RRP $12.00. McNABB WL7866