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What is Calcium Citrate for:
This medication is an essential body mineral, it ensures the adequate supply of calcium to bones.
How does Calcium Citrate work:
Prevent bones from breaking easily, especially bones in the spine.
How should Calcium Citrate be used:
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. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Common side effects of Calcium Citrate :
Constipation ? People who are constipated can have trouble having bowel movements. Upset stomach
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
What precautions should I take when taking Calcium Citrate :
If you have an allergy to calcium or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Calcium Citrate with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Calcium Citrate :
Store at room temperature in a tight container.Keep it away from sunlight and moisture.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.