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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : September 2006
McNABB WL7940 Why Caltrate? Every 7 minutes, † 1 a patient suffers a fracture due to osteoporosis. Are your patients aware of the risk of osteoporosis? Recent studies suggest osteoporosis is more prevalent than high cholesterol, allergies or even the common cold. More alarming is that every 7 minutes,† What are the risk factors for osteoporosis? NUTRITION • Inadequate dietary calcium and vitamin D1-3 • Eating disorders or excessive salt, protein, caffeine or alcohol1,2 HORMONE ACTIVITY •Early or surgically induced menopause or amenorrhoea1 • HRT not taken after menopause where appropriate2 • Low testosterone levels in men1,2 EXERCISE • Lack of regular weight bearing exercise1 • Sedentary lifestyle or prolonged bed-rest1 HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE • Smoking1,2 • Family history of osteoporosis1 • Some chronic diseases and drug treatments1 One way Caltrate can help your patients reduce the risk of osteoporosis is by ensuring adequate calcium intake. a sufferer is hospitalised with a bone fracture.1 Why Caltrate? ?Each tablet contains 600mg of calcium ?60 to 75% of Australian Adults RDI*4 ?Caltrate Plus contains vitamin D plus 4 bone fortifying minerals ?Lactose and gluten free ?Caltrate Plus is affordable at 20c per day 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. The Burden of Brittle Bones: Costing Osteoporosis in Australia prepared for Osteoporosis Australia by Access Economics September 2001. 2. Osteoporosis Australia. http://www.osteoporosis.org.au, accessed 12 November 2004. 3. National Health and Medical Research Council. Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults. Commonwealth of Australia 2003. 4. National Health & Medical Research Council, Recommended Dietary Intakes for use in Australia. Canberra AGPS 1991.* Except pregnant or lactating. † figure based on 4% p.a. growth applied to 2001 population data. Projected For full active ingredients see the label.