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General Information on Calcium

Generic Name : Calcium

Pronunciation : KAL-See-um-poos-ph-ate

Latest prescription information about Calcium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Acidifiers

Why is Calcium Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an essential body mineral, it ensures the adequate supply of calcium to bones.  

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Calcium?

Take this medication with a large glass of water during or after a meal.If it is a chewable tablet,it must be chewed before swallowing.

How should Calcium be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Calcium?

Inform your doctor if you have a complaint of diarrhea,stomachache,lung diseases and kidney diseases.

What are the side effects of Calcium?

Nausea,vomiting,dry mouth and increased urination are the common side effects.

What are the other precautions for Calcium?

Do not take other medications for 2 hours.

What are the storage conditions of Calcium?

Store at room temperature in a tight container.Keep it away from sunlight and moisture.

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