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Calcium supplement (By mouth)

Calcium (KAL-see-um)

Supplies your body with calcium if you need more than you get in your diet. Also helps prevent osteoporosis (weak or brittle bones). This medicine is a mineral that your body needs to work properly.

Brand Name(s):

Advacal, Alcalak, Alka-Mints, Antacid, Antacid Extra Strength, Cal-C-Caps, Cal-Cee, Cal-Citrate, Cal-G, Cal-Gest, Cal-Lac, Cal-Mint, Calci-Chew, Calcimin-300, Calcium Antacid

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to calcium.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Wafer, Liquid Filled Capsule, Capsule, Granule, Powder

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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