Calcium carbonate

[KAL-see-um KAR-bon-ayt] Alka-Mints, Amitone, Antacid Tablets, Apo-Cal M, Cal Carb-HD, Calci-Chew, Calciday-667, Calci-Mix, Cal-cite 500, Calcium 600, Cal-Plus, Cal-san M, Caltrate M, Caltrate 600, Cal-trate Jr., Children's Mylanta Upset Stomatch Relief, Chooz, Dicarbosil, Equilet, Extra Strength Antacid, Extra Strength Tums, Florical, Gencalc 600, Maalox Antacid Caplets, Mallamint, Mylanta Lozenges, Nephro-Calci, Os-Cal 500, Os-Cal 500 Chewable, Oys-co 500 Chewable, Oyst-Cal 500, Oys-tercal 500, Oyster Shell Calcium-500, Tums, Tums Ultra, Webber Calcium Carbonate M [OTC] Classification: Calcium salt

See also Calcium Salts and Antacids. Uses: Mild hypocalcemia, antacid, antihyperphosphatemic. Special Concerns: Dosage has not been established in children. Drug Interactions: May interfere with the absorption of anticholiner- Captopril gics, ketoconazole, tetracyclines, ----and sodium fluoride. How Supplied: Capsule: 500 mg, 600 mg, 900 mg, 1250 mg; Chew Tablet: 300 mg, 420 mg, 500 mg, 600

mg, 650 mg, 1,250 mg, 1,500 mg; Lozenge/Troche: 240 mg; Suspension: 500 mg/5 mL; Tablet 10 mg, 250 mg, 375 mg, 420 mg, 500 mg, 600 mg, 625 mg, 650 mg, 750 mg, 1,000 mg, 1,250 mg; Tablet, Extended Release: 500 mg; Wafer: 1,250 mg

Dosage-

• Chewable Tablets, Tablets, Suspension, Gum, Lozenges, Wafers Adults: 0.5-1.5 g, as needed.

• Capsules, Suspension, Tablets, Chewable Tablets

Hypocalcemia, nutritional supplement.

Adults: 1.25-1.5 g 1-3 times/day with or after meals.

Antihyperphosphatemic. Adults: 5-13 g/day in divided doses with meals.

NOTE: The preparation contains 40% elemental calcium and 400 mg elemental calcium/g (20 mEq/g).

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