|Maalox Antacid Caplets Systemic
|Drugs search, click the first letter of a drug name:
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 9 Home
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS (Systemic)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S.—
Calcium supplements are taken by individuals who are unable to get enough calcium in their regular diet or who have a need for more calcium. They are used to prevent or treat several conditions that may cause hypocalcemia (not enough calcium in the blood). The body needs calcium to make strong bones. Calcium is also needed for the heart, muscles, and nervous system to work properly.
The bones serve as a storage site for the body"s calcium. They are continuously giving up calcium to the bloodstream and then replacing it as the body"s need for calcium changes from day to day. When there is not enough calcium in the blood to be used by the heart and other organs, your body will take the needed calcium from the bones. When you eat foods rich in calcium, the calcium will be restored to the bones and the balance between your blood and bones will be maintained.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and adolescents may need more calcium than they normally get from eating calcium-rich foods. Adult women may take calcium supplements to help prevent a bone disease called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, which causes thin, porous, easily broken bones, may occur in women after menopause, but may sometimes occur in elderly men also. Osteoporosis in women past menopause is thought to be caused by a reduced amount of ovarian estrogen (a female hormone). However, a diet low in calcium for many years, especially in the younger adult years, may add to the risk of developing it. Other bone diseases in children and adults are also treated with calcium supplements.
Calcium supplements may also be used for other conditions as determined by your health care professional.
Injectable calcium is administered only by or under the supervision of your health care professional. Other forms of calcium are available without a prescription.
Calcium supplements are available in the following dosage forms:
A calcium ``salt"" contains calcium along with another substance, such as carbonate or gluconate. Some calcium salts have more calcium (elemental calcium) than others. For example, the amount of calcium in calcium carbonate is greater than that in calcium gluconate. To give you an idea of how different calcium supplements vary in calcium content, the following chart explains how many tablets of each type of supplement will provide 1000 milligrams of elemental calcium. When you look for a calcium supplement, be sure the number of milligrams on the label refers to the amount of elemental calcium, and not to the strength of each tablet.
Importance of DietFor good health, it is important that you eat a balanced and varied diet. Follow carefully any diet program your health care professional may recommend. For your specific dietary vitamin and/or mineral needs, ask your health care professional for a list of appropriate foods. If you think that you are not getting enough vitamins and/or minerals in your diet, you may choose to take a dietary supplement.
The daily amount of calcium needed is defined in several different ways.
Normal daily recommended intakes in milligrams (mg) for calcium are generally defined as follows:
Getting the proper amount of calcium in the diet every day and participating in weight-bearing exercise (walking, dancing, bicycling, aerobics, jogging), especially during the early years of life (up to about 35 years of age) is most important in helping to build and maintain bones as dense as possible to prevent the development of osteoporosis in later life.
The following table includes some calcium-rich foods. The calcium content of these foods can supply the daily RDA or RNI for calcium if the foods are eaten regularly in sufficient amounts.
Vitamin D helps prevent calcium loss from your bones. It is sometimes called ``the sunshine vitamin"" because it is made in your skin when you are exposed to sunlight. If you get outside in the sunlight every day for 15 to 30 minutes, you should get all the vitamin D you need. However, in northern locations in winter, the sunlight may be too weak to make vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D may also be obtained from your diet or from multivitamin preparations. Most milk is fortified with vitamin D.
Do not use bonemeal or dolomite as a source of calcium . The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings that bonemeal and dolomite could be dangerous because these products may contain lead.
Before Using This Dietary Supplement
If you are taking this dietary supplement without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For calcium supplements, the following should be considered:
Pregnancy—It is especially important that you are receiving enough calcium when you become pregnant and that you continue to receive the right amount of calcium throughout your pregnancy. The healthy growth and development of the fetus depend on a steady supply of nutrients from the mother. However, taking large amounts of a dietary supplement during pregnancy may be harmful to the mother and/or fetus and should be avoided.
Breast-feeding—It is especially important that you receive the right amount of calcium so that your baby will also get the calcium needed to grow properly. However, taking large amounts of a dietary supplement while breast-feeding may be harmful to the mother and/or baby and should be avoided.
Children—Problems in children have not been reported with intake of normal daily recommended amounts. Injectable forms of calcium should not be given to children because of the risk of irritating the injection site.
Older adults—Problems in older adults have not been reported with intake of normal daily recommended amounts. It is important that older people continue to receive enough calcium in their daily diets. However, some older people may need to take extra calcium or larger doses because they do not absorb calcium as well as younger people. Check with your health care professional if you have any questions about the amount of calcium you should be taking in each day.
Medicines or other dietary supplements—Although certain medicines or dietary supplements should not be used together at all, in other cases they may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your health care professional may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking calcium supplements, it is especially important that your health care professional know if you are taking any of the following:
Other medical problems—The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of calcium supplements. Make sure you tell your health care professional if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Proper Use of This Dietary Supplement
Dosing—The amount of calcium needed to meet normal daily recommended intakes will be different for different individuals. The following information includes only the average amounts of calcium.
Drink a full glass (8 ounces) of water or juice when taking a calcium supplement. However, if you are taking calcium carbonate as a phosphate binder in kidney dialysis, it is not necessary to drink a glass of water.
This dietary supplement is best taken 1 to 11/2 hours after meals , unless otherwise directed by your health care professional. However, patients with a condition known as achlorhydria may not absorb calcium supplements on an empty stomach and should take them with meals.
For individuals taking the chewable tablet form of this dietary supplement:
For individuals taking the syrup form of this dietary supplement:
Take this dietary supplement only as directed. Do not take more of it and do not take it more often than recommended on the label. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
Missed dose—If you are taking this dietary supplement on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible, then go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Storage—To store this dietary supplement:
Precautions While Using This Dietary Supplement
If this dietary supplement has been ordered for you by your health care professional and you will be taking it in large doses or for a long time, your health care professional should check your progress at regular visits. This is to make sure the calcium is working properly and does not cause unwanted effects.
Do not take calcium supplements within 1 to 2 hours of taking other medicine by mouth . To do so may keep the other medicine from working properly.
Unless you are otherwise directed by your health care professional, to make sure that calcium is used properly by your body:
Some calcium carbonate tablets have been shown to break up too slowly in the stomach to be properly absorbed into the body. If the calcium carbonate tablets you purchase are not specifically labeled as being ``USP,"" check with your pharmacist. He or she may be able to help you determine which tablets are best.
Side Effects of This Dietary Supplement
Along with its needed effects, a dietary supplement may cause some unwanted effects. Although the following side effects occur very rarely when the calcium supplement is taken as recommended, they may be more likely to occur if:
Check with your health care professional as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
More common (for injection form only)
Dizziness; flushing and/or sensation of warmth or heat; irregular heartbeat; nausea or vomiting; skin redness, rash, pain, or burning at injection site; sweating; tingling sensation
Difficult or painful urination; drowsiness; nausea or vomiting (continuing); weakness
Early signs of overdose
Constipation (severe) ; dryness of mouth ; headache (continuing) ; increased thirst ; irritability ; loss of appetite ; mental depression ; metallic taste ; unusual tiredness or weakness
Late signs of overdose
Confusion ; drowsiness (severe) ; high blood pressure ; increased sensitivity of eyes or skin to light ; irregular, fast, or slow heartbeat; unusually large amount of urine or increased frequency of urination
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.
Once a medicine or dietary supplement has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, calcium supplements are used in certain patients with the following medical condition:
Other than the above information, there is no additional information relating to proper use, precautions, or side effects for this use.
The information contained in the Thomson Healthcare (Micromedex) products as delivered by Drugs.com is intended as an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment. It is not a substitute for a medical exam, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professionals. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen. Only your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for you.
The use of the Thomson Healthcare products is at your sole risk. These products are provided "AS IS" and "as available" for use, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Thomson Healthcare and Drugs.com make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of any of the information contained in the products. Additionally, THOMSON HEALTHCARE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE OPINIONS OR OTHER SERVICE OR DATA YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR USE AS A RESULT OF USE OF THE THOMSON HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. Thomson Healthcare does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Thomson Healthcare products.
Where can I get more information about Maalox Antacid Caplets Systemic ? We recommend to use www.Drugs.com
Typical mistypes for Maalox Antacid Caplets Systemic
naalox antacid caplets systemic, kaalox antacid caplets systemic, jaalox antacid caplets systemic, mzalox antacid caplets systemic, msalox antacid caplets systemic, mwalox antacid caplets systemic, mqalox antacid caplets systemic, mazlox antacid caplets systemic, maslox antacid caplets systemic, mawlox antacid caplets systemic, maqlox antacid caplets systemic, maakox antacid caplets systemic, maapox antacid caplets systemic, maaoox antacid caplets systemic, maalix antacid caplets systemic, maalkx antacid caplets systemic, maallx antacid caplets systemic, maalpx antacid caplets systemic, maal0x antacid caplets systemic, maal9x antacid caplets systemic, maaloz antacid caplets systemic, maaloc antacid caplets systemic, maalod antacid caplets systemic, maalos antacid caplets systemic, maalox zntacid caplets systemic, maalox sntacid caplets systemic, maalox wntacid caplets systemic, maalox qntacid caplets systemic, maalox abtacid caplets systemic, maalox amtacid caplets systemic, maalox ajtacid caplets systemic, maalox ahtacid caplets systemic, maalox anracid caplets systemic, maalox anfacid caplets systemic, maalox angacid caplets systemic, maalox anyacid caplets systemic, maalox an6acid caplets systemic, maalox an5acid caplets systemic, maalox antzcid caplets systemic, maalox antscid caplets systemic, maalox antwcid caplets systemic, maalox antqcid caplets systemic, maalox antaxid caplets systemic, maalox antavid caplets systemic, maalox antafid caplets systemic, maalox antadid caplets systemic, maalox antacud caplets systemic, maalox antacjd caplets systemic, maalox antackd caplets systemic, maalox antacod caplets systemic, maalox antac9d caplets systemic, maalox antac8d caplets systemic, maalox antacis caplets systemic, maalox antacix caplets systemic, maalox antacic caplets systemic, maalox antacif caplets systemic, maalox antacir caplets systemic, maalox antacie caplets systemic, maalox antacid xaplets systemic, maalox antacid vaplets systemic, maalox antacid faplets systemic, maalox antacid daplets systemic, maalox antacid czplets systemic, maalox antacid csplets systemic, maalox antacid cwplets systemic, maalox antacid cqplets systemic, maalox antacid caolets systemic, maalox antacid callets systemic, maalox antacid ca-lets systemic, maalox antacid ca0lets systemic, maalox antacid capkets systemic, maalox antacid cappets systemic, maalox antacid capoets systemic, maalox antacid caplwts systemic, maalox antacid caplsts systemic, maalox antacid capldts systemic, maalox antacid caplrts systemic, maalox antacid capl4ts systemic, maalox antacid capl3ts systemic, maalox antacid caplers systemic, maalox antacid caplefs systemic, maalox antacid caplegs systemic, maalox antacid capleys systemic, maalox antacid caple6s systemic, maalox antacid caple5s systemic, maalox antacid capleta systemic, maalox antacid capletz systemic, maalox antacid capletx systemic, maalox antacid capletd systemic, maalox antacid caplete systemic, maalox antacid capletw systemic, maalox antacid caplets aystemic, maalox antacid caplets zystemic, maalox antacid caplets xystemic, maalox antacid caplets dystemic, maalox antacid caplets eystemic, maalox antacid caplets wystemic, maalox antacid caplets ststemic, maalox antacid caplets sgstemic, maalox antacid caplets shstemic, maalox antacid caplets sustemic, maalox antacid caplets s7stemic, maalox antacid caplets s6stemic, maalox antacid caplets syatemic, maalox antacid caplets syztemic, maalox antacid caplets syxtemic, maalox antacid caplets sydtemic, maalox antacid caplets syetemic, maalox antacid caplets sywtemic, maalox antacid caplets sysremic, maalox antacid caplets sysfemic, maalox antacid caplets sysgemic, maalox antacid caplets sysyemic, maalox antacid caplets sys6emic, maalox antacid caplets sys5emic, maalox antacid caplets systwmic, maalox antacid caplets systsmic, maalox antacid caplets systdmic, maalox antacid caplets systrmic, maalox antacid caplets syst4mic, maalox antacid caplets syst3mic, maalox antacid caplets systenic, maalox antacid caplets systekic, maalox antacid caplets systejic, maalox antacid caplets systemuc, maalox antacid caplets systemjc, maalox antacid caplets systemkc, maalox antacid caplets systemoc, maalox antacid caplets system9c, maalox antacid caplets system8c, maalox antacid caplets systemix, maalox antacid caplets systemiv, maalox antacid caplets systemif, maalox antacid caplets systemid, aalox antacid caplets systemic, malox antacid caplets systemic, malox antacid caplets systemic, maaox antacid caplets systemic, maalx antacid caplets systemic, maalo antacid caplets systemic, maaloxantacid caplets systemic, maalox ntacid caplets systemic, maalox atacid caplets systemic, maalox anacid caplets systemic, maalox antcid caplets systemic, maalox antaid caplets systemic, maalox antacd caplets systemic, maalox antaci caplets systemic, maalox antacidcaplets systemic, maalox antacid aplets systemic, maalox antacid cplets systemic, maalox antacid calets systemic, maalox antacid capets systemic, maalox antacid caplts systemic, maalox antacid caples systemic, maalox antacid caplet systemic, maalox antacid capletssystemic, maalox antacid caplets ystemic, maalox antacid caplets sstemic, maalox antacid caplets sytemic, maalox antacid caplets sysemic, maalox antacid caplets systmic, maalox antacid caplets systeic, maalox antacid caplets systemc, maalox antacid caplets systemi, amalox antacid caplets systemic, malaox antacid caplets systemic, maaolx antacid caplets systemic, maalxo antacid caplets systemic, maalo xantacid caplets systemic, maaloxa ntacid caplets systemic, maalox natacid caplets systemic, maalox atnacid caplets systemic, maalox anatcid caplets systemic, maalox antcaid caplets systemic, maalox antaicd caplets systemic, maalox antacdi caplets systemic, maalox antaci dcaplets systemic, maalox antacidc aplets systemic, maalox antacid acplets systemic, maalox antacid cpalets systemic, maalox antacid calpets systemic, maalox antacid capelts systemic, maalox antacid capltes systemic, maalox antacid caplest systemic, maalox antacid caplet ssystemic, maalox antacid capletss ystemic, maalox antacid caplets ysstemic, maalox antacid caplets ssytemic, maalox antacid caplets sytsemic, maalox antacid caplets sysetmic, maalox antacid caplets systmeic, maalox antacid caplets systeimc, maalox antacid caplets systemci, mmaalox antacid caplets systemic, maaalox antacid caplets systemic, maaalox antacid caplets systemic, maallox antacid caplets systemic, maaloox antacid caplets systemic, maaloxx antacid caplets systemic, maalox antacid caplets systemic, maalox aantacid caplets systemic, maalox anntacid caplets systemic, maalox anttacid caplets systemic, maalox antaacid caplets systemic, maalox antaccid caplets systemic, maalox antaciid caplets systemic, maalox antacidd caplets systemic, maalox antacid caplets systemic, maalox antacid ccaplets systemic, maalox antacid caaplets systemic, maalox antacid capplets systemic, maalox antacid capllets systemic, maalox antacid capleets systemic, maalox antacid capletts systemic, maalox antacid capletss systemic, maalox antacid caplets systemic, maalox antacid caplets ssystemic, maalox antacid caplets syystemic, maalox antacid caplets sysstemic, maalox antacid caplets systtemic, maalox antacid caplets systeemic, maalox antacid caplets systemmic, maalox antacid caplets systemiic, maalox antacid caplets systemicc, etc.