CompositionCalcium (800 mg),Magnesium (200 mg),Phosphorus (600 mg),Potassium (700 mg) SALT INFORMATIONCalcium (800 mg) TYPICAL USAGE Calcium supplements are usually required where dietary calcium intake is deficient. This dietary requirement varies with age and is relatively greater in childhood, pregnancy and lactation due to an increased demand. Calcium supplement is also required in paused menopausal women and persons with osteopenia specially after the age of 60 years. SIDE EFFECTS Hypotension, sinus bradycardia, cardiac arrest, thirst, headache, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, constipation, abdominal pain, dry mouth, syncope, hypophosphatemia. DRUG INTERACTION Calcium is known to interact with other drugs like alendronate (Na), calciferol, digitoxin, digoxin, etidronate (disodium), fluoride, iron salts, risedronate (Na), sodium fluoride, strontium ranelate, tetracycline (HCl), verapamil (HCl). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required. MECHANISM OF ACTION The skeleton acts as a major mineral storage site for the element and releases Ca2+ ions into the bloodstream under controlled conditions. Circulating calcium is either in the free, ionized form or bound to blood proteins such as serum albumin. Parathyroid hormone (secreted from the parathyroid gland) regulates the resorption of Ca2+ from bone. Calcitonin stimulates incorporation of calcium in bone, although this process is largely independent of calcitonin. The best-absorbed form of calcium from a pill is a calcium salt like carbonate or phosphate. Calcium gluconate and calcium lactate are absorbed well by pregnant women. Seniors absorb calcium lactate, gluconate and citrate better unless they take their calcium supplement with a full breakfast. Magnesium (200 mg) TYPICAL USAGE Dietary supplement and hypomagnesaemia. SIDE EFFECTS Nausea, stomach upset, skin rash, acute toxicity. Watery diarrhoea, GI irritation,Nausea, vomiting, flushing, thirst, hypotension. DRUG INTERACTION Oral magnesium salts may decrease absorption of bisphosphonates, quinolone antibiotics and tetracycline derivatives MECHANISM OF ACTION Magnesium is essential to many enzymatic reactions in the body, acting as a cofactor in protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. 8.36 g of Magnesium chloride (hexahydrate) is equivalent to about 1 g of magnesium. Each g of magnesium chloride (hexahydrate) represents about 4.9 mmol of magnesium and 9.8 mmol of chloride. Phosphorus (600 mg) TYPICAL USAGE Bone (pagets) disease, treatment of arrhythmias. SIDE EFFECTS Seizures, cramps, irregular heart beat, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, confusion, laxative effect, nausea and vomiting, stomachache, numbness of hands & lips. DRUG INTERACTION Phosphorus is known to interact with other drugs like probenecid. These interactions are sometimes beneficial and sometimes may pose threats to life. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required. MECHANISM OF ACTION NA Potassium (700 mg) TYPICAL USAGE Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. SIDE EFFECTS Upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea. DRUG INTERACTION Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. MECHANISM OF ACTION Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency.