Ridactate Side Effects

Generic Name: calcium lactate

Note: This document contains side effect information about calcium lactate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ridactate.

Some side effects of Ridactate may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to calcium lactate: oral tablet

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking calcium lactate (the active ingredient contained in Ridactate) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects of calcium lactate may include:

  • nausea or vomiting;

  • decreased appetite;

  • constipation;

  • dry mouth or increased thirst; or

  • increased urination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to calcium lactate: compounding powder, oral tablet

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria.

When calcium is administered for prolonged periods, hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria may result. These conditions are more likely in patients with hypoparathyroidism who are also receiving large amounts of milk. Signs and symptoms of hypercalcemia include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and thirst.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have rarely included hypercalciuria and calcium nephrolithiasis.

Prolonged administration of calcium salts can result in hypercalciuria and the development of calcium nephrolithiasis in some cases, particularly during coadministration of loop diuretics.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have been reported rarely. They have included nausea and constipation.

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