Calcium salts

Usual solid dosage form
Chewable tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral syrup
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
Check with specials manufacturer
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
Yes
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Calcium carbonate oral suspension; calcium gluconate oral suspension, oral solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Injection
Note
-
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
calcium carbonate, calcium gluconate, calcium acetate, calcium chloride, calcium lactate, calcium carbonate with calcium lactate gluconate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Chewable or effervescent preparations should be used