These are the recommended precautions while taking calcium lactate.
Do not take calcium lactate or antacids containing calcium without first talking to your doctor if you take other medications. Calcium can decrease the effects of many other medicines by binding to them or by changing the acidity of the stomach or the urine. Take calcium with meals to increase its absorption by the body.
Who should not take calcium lactate?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you
*have had kidney stones;
*have parathyroid gland disease;
*take antacids or other calcium supplements; or
*take a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others).
You may not be able to take calcium lactate, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions, or take any of the medications, listed above.
- Calcium Lactate Information for Consumers
- Calcium Lactate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Calcium Lactate (detailed)
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