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Medications for Hypercalcemia

About Hypercalcemia:  Hypercalcemia is an excessive amount of calcium in the blood.

Drugs Used to Treat Hypercalcemia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
furosemide C N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Brand name:  Lasix

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Lasix C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

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calcitonin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: calcitonin systemic

Brand name:  Miacalcin

Drug class: calcitonin

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Miacalcin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: calcitonin systemic

Drug class: calcitonin

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pamidronate D N Add review Rate

Generic name: pamidronate systemic

Brand name:  Aredia

Drug class: bisphosphonates

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Aredia D N Add review Rate

Generic name: pamidronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

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Endrate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: edetate disodium (edta) systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous cardiovascular agents

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gallium nitrate C N Add review
10

Generic name: gallium nitrate systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous bone resorption inhibitors

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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