calcium

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Cvs24732calcium citrate 200 mg (950 mg) Tab
Mjr32320calcium carbonate 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Rug34140calcium carbonate 650 mg (1,625 mg) Tab
Cvs90131Calcium 600 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Wal00508calcium citrate 200 mg (950 mg) Tab
Cvs24530calcium carbonate 500 mg (1,250 mg) Tab
Cvs31490calcium 500 mg Tab
Led55100Caltrate 600 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Wal00502Calcium 500 500 mg (1,250 mg) Tab
Wal0050bcalcium 500 mg Tab
Mjr32320Calcium 600 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Wal00502Oyster Shell Calcium 500 500 mg (1,250 mg) Tab
Ldr03910Calcium 600 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Wal00461Calcium 600 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Cvs50030calcium carbonate 500 mg (1,250 mg) Tab
Mjr32320Elemental Calcium 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab
Cen02220calcium carbonate 600 mg (1,500 mg) Tab

Uses:

This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone). such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone). Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones. strong bones.

Side Effects

Constipation and upset stomach may occur. If any Constipation and upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, serious side effects occur: nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unusual weight loss, mental/mood changes, bone/muscle pain, unusual weight loss, mental/mood changes, bone/muscle pain, headache, increased thirst/urination, weakness, unusual headache, increased thirst/urination, weakness, unusual tiredness. tiredness. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. pharmacist. In the US - In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. 1-866-234-2345.
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