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Medications for Hypocalcemia

Hypocalcemia is a condition in which there is too little calcium in the blood. A common form of hypocalcemia in babies is called neonatal hypocalcemia.

Drugs used to treat Hypocalcemia

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

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
calcitriol 7.8 4 reviews for calcitriol to treat Hypocalcemia
Rx C N
Generic name:
calcitriol systemic
Brand name:
Rocaltrol
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
calcium carbonate 9.5 2 reviews for calcium carbonate to treat Hypocalcemia
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Brand names:
Caltrate, Calcium Oyster Shell, Cal-Gest, Calci-Chew, Oyster Shell Calcium 500, Oyster Calcium, Oyster Shell, Cal-Mint, Oyster Cal, Oyster Shell Calcium
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
calcium gluconate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
calcium gluconate systemic
Brand name:
Cal-GLU
Drug class:
minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Rocaltrol 10 2 reviews for Rocaltrol to treat Hypocalcemia
Rx C N
Generic name:
calcitriol systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
ergocalciferol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ergocalciferol systemic
Brand names:
Calciferol, Calcidol, Drisdol
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Caltrate Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Calciferol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ergocalciferol systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
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Calcidol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ergocalciferol systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Drisdol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ergocalciferol systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Calcium Oyster Shell Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
parathyroid hormone Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
parathyroid hormone systemic
Brand name:
Natpara
Drug class:
parathyroid hormone and analogs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Cal-Gest Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Calci-Chew Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Oyster Shell Calcium 500 Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
calcium chloride Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
calcium chloride systemic
Drug class:
minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
calcium lactate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
calcium lactate systemic
Drug class:
minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Oyster Calcium Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Oyster Shell Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cal-Mint Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
calcifediol Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
calcifediol systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Natpara Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
parathyroid hormone systemic
Drug class:
parathyroid hormone and analogs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Oyster Cal Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
Drug class:
antacids, minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Oyster Shell Calcium Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium carbonate systemic
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
calcium phosphate, tribasic Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium phosphate, tribasic systemic
Brand name:
Posture
Drug class:
minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Posture Rate Add review
OTC N N
Generic name:
calcium phosphate, tribasic systemic
Drug class:
minerals and electrolytes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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