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

(e ti DROE nate & KAL see um)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat osteoporosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

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

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

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Do not take iron, zinc, or folic acid within 2 hours of the calcium.

• Do not take calcium, iron, or magnesium within 2 hours of the etidronate.

• Try to separate other medicines from calcium by 2 hours. Calcium prevents absorption of many medicines.

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

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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