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Caltrate
(Calcium Carbonate - non Rx)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Caltrate /Calcium Carbonate - non Rx used for?

Caltrate is a calcium carbonate mineral used to treat and prevent calcium deficiencies.

How should Caltrate /Calcium Carbonate - non Rx be stored?

Store at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Caltrate/Calcium Carbonate - non Rx ?

Read the directions on the prescription label. Do not take larger doses than prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication as directed on the label or by your pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare provider. Take Caltrate with a full glass of water, swallow whole. Take with meals. If you are taking the Caltrate chewables, fully chew the tablet before swallowing. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember. If a dose is missed when its almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on with your regular dosing schedule.

When should Caltrate /Calcium Carbonate - non Rx not be taken?

Do not take Caltrate with other medications without consulting with your doctor first.

What precautions should I follow when taking Caltrate /Calcium Carbonate - non Rx ?

Before taking Centrum, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding; if you are taking prescription or over the counter medication, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements; if you have a history of kidney stones or a parathyroid gland disorder.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Caltrate /Calcium Carbonate - non Rx ?

Do not take Caltrate with other medications without consulting with your doctor first.

When should Caltrate /Calcium Carbonate - non Rx not be taken?

Severe: Severe allergic reactions including itching, tightness in the chest, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or face.

Common: Constipation; urinating more than usual; nausea or vomiting; dry mouth or increased thirst; or decreased appetite.

Other: None.

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