Calcium carbonate


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Para thyroid removed


My husband had a para thyroid done and now he he takes 500mg. of Calcium 2 tblets 3 times a day. Does a dose this high have any side effects. Like memory lose or poor mobility with legs being week?
by Valerie James in Canada, 09/23/2014

what's the difference between calcium 500mg and calcium carb 10gr


What's the difference between calcium 500mg and calcium carb 10gr?
by jeanette in USA, 04/09/2008

total or elemental calcium?


Becauseof osteopenia, my doctor wants me to take 600mg of calcium carbonate twice a day. Should I take 600mg total calcium or elemental calcium? Many thanks, Eric
by G-Eric Hauck in Morehead City, NC, 04/20/2008

Calcium carbonate
Calcium carbonate (Os-Cal)
Calcium carbonate
( KAL-see-um KAR-bon-ayt) Alka-Mints Amitone Antacid Tablets Apo-Cal Cal Carb-HD Calci-Chew Calciday-667 Calci-Mix Calcium 600 Cal-Plus Caltrate Caltrate 600 Caltrate 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 Oysco 500 Chewable Oyst-Cal 500 Oystercal 500 Oyster Shell Calcium-500 Tums Tums Ultra Webber Calcium Carbonate (OTC)

Classification: Calcium salt

See Also: See also Calcium Salts and Antacids .

Uses: Mild hypocalcemia, antacid, antihyperphosphatemic.

Special Concerns: Dosage not established in children.

How Supplied: Capsule: 500 mg, 600 mg, 900 mg, 1250 mg; Chew Tablet: 300 mg, 500 mg, 600 mg, 650 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

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).
?Florical
1 capsule or tablet daily (also contains 8.3 mg sodium fluoride per capsule or tablet).
?Children's Mylanta Upset Stomach Relief Chewable Tablets or Liquid Upset stomach in children.
1 tablet or 5 mL for children weighing 24-47 pounds (or those aged 2-5 years) and 2 tablets or 10 mL for children weighing 48-95 pounds (or those aged 6-11).

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