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Vitamins, minerals, supplements
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Drug Name:

FOSTEUM Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Genistein (as aglycone) 27mg, citrated zinc (as bisglycinate) 20mg, cholecalciferol (Vit.D3) 200IU; caps; lactose-, gluten-free; contains soy.

Company:
Primus Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FOSTEUM:

Dietary management of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Adult:

1 cap twice daily; supplement with calcium and Vit.D3 as needed.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

History of breast or reproductive organ cancer. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for treatment of Vit.D deficiency. Women who have 1st degree female relative with history of breast or reproductive cancer. Women capable of becoming pregnant (use adequate contraception). Males: not recommended. Severe hepatic or renal impairment. Conditions associated with overproduction of calcitriol (eg, leukemia, lymphoma, sarcoidosis) or signs/symptoms of Vit.D toxicity; monitor urine and serum calcium. Long-term supplementation or high-doses of zinc-containing products: monitor zinc and copper levels. GI malabsorption; may need higher Vit.D3 doses (monitor). Ensure adequate calcium and Vit.D3 intake.

Interactions:

Concomitant HRT, SERMs: not recommended. Vit.D3 absorption may be decreased by bile acid sequestrants, mineral oil, orlistat, olestra. Cimetidine, thiazides, anticonvulsants may increase Vit.D3 catabolism.

Adverse Reactions:

Abdominal and epigastric pain, dyspepsia, vomiting, constipation.

How Supplied:

Caps—60

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