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A ALIMENTARY TRACT AND METABOLISM
A12 MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS

This group contains mineral supplements used for treatment of mineral deficiency. Magnesium carbonate used for treatment of mineral deficiency is classified in A02AA01.


A12A CALCIUM
A12AA Calcium

All plain calcium preparations, incl. bone extracts are classified in this group. See also B05X - I.v. solution additives.

Combinations of different calcium salts are given the following ATC code: A12AA20. Small amounts of calcium carbonate (i.e. 300 mg per tablet) are, however, allowed at each 5th level for plain calcium preparations.

Combinations of calcium and vitamine D are classified in A12AX.

The combination of calcium acetate and magnesium carbonate is classified in V03AE.

Antacids with calcium carbonate are classified in A02AC.

See also:

A11AA02 - multivitamins and calcium
A11EC - Vitamin B-complex with minerals
A11GB01 - ascorbic acid (vit C) and calcium
A11JB - Vitamins with minerals

The DDDs are based on treatment of calcium deficiency and osteoporosis.


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Last updated: 2013-12-19