Calcium Carbonate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Calcium Carbonate?

(KAL see um KAR bun ate)

• This medicine is used to promote proper growth and good health.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat osteoporosis.

• This medicine is used to lower high phosphate levels.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn and indigestion.

• This medicine is used to prevent and treat low calcium levels.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Try to separate other medicines from this one by 2 hours. This medicine prevents absorption of many medicines.

• Do not take iron, zinc, or folic acid within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small...

 
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