Drug ID: 3d00000011
Drug Name: Calcium Carbonate
Generic Names: Alciriz | Doll | Kaliber | Fenserr Alu-Alu | Caphidol C | Cezcal | PD Triol | Calfit Tablet | Boncar | Ripcal A | Spcal | Relitrol | Alcal Cap | Vapnik | Focal -CZ | Levical | Alfarek C | Admax R | Cedok | Ostonex | Calten | Effcal CT | Algrace | Afcal | Logical (100 ml) | Ralfacal | Nucal | Caca | Cidocal | Kalzin C | Alka-Mints | Calel-D | Caltrate 600 | Chooz | Os-Cal 500 | Rolaids Calcium Rich | Titralac | Tums | More
Category: Dietary Supplements
Legal Status: Non Opioid General use drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: 1 to 3 chewable tablets containing 500 mg calcium carbonate per day, or as directed by your physician. Maximum dose is 16 tablets/day. For pregnant woman maximum dose is 7 tabs/day.
Recommended In: This medication is a dietary supplement, prescribed for calcium deficiency state which may occur in diseases such as decreased levels of parathyroid hormone (acute and chronic), postmenopausal osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia (softening of the bones). It is also used as an antacid.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet, liquid to take by mouth, after meals.
Storage: Store below 25°C. Store it at room temperature and in airtight container.
Dosage Forms: Chewable tablet | Syrup | Tablet
Side Effects: Heart- Slow heart rate, cardiac arrest, abnormal heart rhythm.
Gastrointestinal- Constipation, loss of appetite, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Genitourinary- Kidney stone, kidney failure.
Metabolic- Increased calcium level, muscle weakness, headache, coma.
Allergic reactions- Itching, rash and hives.
In Case of Overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid If: Impaired calcium absorption in achlorhydria, which is common in elderly.
Increased risk of increased calcium level in blood and/or increased calcium in urine in hypo parathyroid patients receiving high doses of vitamin D.
Caution needed when using in patients with history of kidney stones, kidney impairment.
Frequent monitoring of serum calcium and phosphorus is recommended.
Contraindicated to patients with increased calcium level in blood and/or increased calcium in urine, kidney stone, increased level of vitamin D, and phosphate in blood.
Do not take in larger or smaller quantity or for longer than recommended.
Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: digoxin, certain phosphate binders (such as calcium acetate), phosphate supplements (such as potassium phosphate), sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
Calcium carbonate can decrease the absorption of other drugs. Some examples of affected drugs include tetracycline antibiotics (such as doxycycline, minocycline), bisphosphonates (such as alendronate), estramustine, iron, levothyroxine, pazopanib, strontium, quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), among others. Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of calcium carbonate. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.