OSTEOGAL KEEP YOUR BONES HEALTHY This Pharmatol syrup contains calcium manganese zinc and vitamin D which help to maintain healthy bone structure and to support the normal function of bones muscles and joints. Bones are a type of connective tissue that supports the body and protects the inner organs. They are also a large repository of calcium and other mineral salts. Collagen fibers are built of thick bundles that are intertwined in a compact network of connective tissue on which lay tabular crystals of minerals and so impregnate the space between the bundles. Collagen and mineral components are responsible for two major functional characteristics: elasticity and firmness. Collagen gives to the matrix elastic strength while minerals are responsible for solidity as a base for bones to support weight. Instructions: Take Osteocal by mouth with or without food. Take Osteocal with a full glass of water (8 oz 240 mL). Do not take an antacid that has aluminum in it within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Osteocal. If you take azole antifungals (eg ketoconazole) bisphosphonates (eg etidronate) cation exchange resins (eg sodium polystyrene sulfonate) cephalosporins (eg cefdinir) direct thrombin inhibitors (eg dabigatran) iron mycophenolate quinolones (eg ciprofloxacin) tetracyclines (eg minocycline) or thyroid hormones (eg levothyroxine) ask your doctor how to take it with Osteocal. If you miss a dose of Osteocal take it as soon as you remember. Continue to take it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.