| coral Calcium |
Calcium supplements are used to ensure an adequate intake of calcium during important periods of bone growth such as in childhood, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. In adults, calcium is used to prevent osteoporosis (deterioration of bone).
- Store at room temperature and keep away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- Do not freeze the liquid forms.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include severe nausea and vomiting, weakness, or constipation.
- Take with a large glass of water during or after a meal.
- Use as directed.
- If you are using a chewable product, it must be chewed well before swallowing.
- If you are using an effervescent tablet, it must be dissolved in a glass of cold water or juice before taking it.
- Allow the tablet to stop fizzing before drinking.
- Drink the liquid slowly.
- Because calcium can interfere with the absorption of other drugs, do not take other medications within 2 hours of taking calcium.
- Calcium is generally well tolerated.
- High levels of calcium can cause some adverse effects.
- Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, stomach pain, thirst, dry mouth, increased urination.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using Coral Calcium: diarrhea, stomach trouble, parathyroid disease, lung disease (sarcoidosis), kidney stones.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Coral Calcium.
- Some forms of calcium are known to be excreted into breast milk.
- Though there have been no reports (to date) of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- Take the missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose.
- If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
- Do not double the dose.
- Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially: vitamins, tetracycline, quinolone antibiotics (e.g.
- ciprofloxacin), gallium nitrate, cellulose sodium phosphate, etidronate, magnesium sulfate, phenytoin.
- Do not eat large amounts of bran or whole grain cereals and breads.
- They may reduce absorption of calcium.
- Also, consuming alcohol, large amounts of caffeine, and tobacco smoking may affect absorption of calcium.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.