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

(KAL see um GLOO koe nate)

• 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 prevent and treat low calcium levels.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

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

• 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.

Oral:

• 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.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

Oral:

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free...

 
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