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

Etidronate and Calcium Carbonate Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

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.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Diarrhea.

• Belly pain or heartburn.

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

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

• Bone, joint, or muscle pain can rarely occur.

• Jaw bone damage can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Difficulty swallowing.

• Severe jaw pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe bone, joint, or muscle pain.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.



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