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Calcium is a mineral. It is found in food. It is necessary for many normal functions in the body such as bone formation and maintenance. Calcium is used to prevent and treat calcium deficiencies.
Dosage and directions
Take is exactly as directed by your doctor. Take it with full glass of water. Calcium carbonate works best if you take it with food.
Discuss with your doctor if you have a history of kidney stones, or a parathyroid gland disorder.
Do not use the medicine if you use other medicines without doctor's advice. Calcium can make it harder for your body to absorb certain medicines. Calcium carbonate works best if you take it with food.
Possible side effects
They include allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, nausea or vomiting; decreased appetite; constipation; dry mouth or increased thirst; or urinating more than usual.
Calcium carbonate can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you are taking: digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); antacids or other calcium supplements; calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or vitamin D supplements; or doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek urgent medical help if you overdosed the medicine. Overdose symptoms are nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, constipation, confusion, delirium, stupor, and coma.
Store between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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