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Medications for Hypocalcemia

About 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.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
calcitriol 7.8 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: calcitriol systemic

Brand name:  Rocaltrol

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

calcium carbonate 9.0 1 review
OTC N N

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Brand names:  Caltrate, Calci-Chew, Tums Smoothies

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

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: A-Z Drug Facts, 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: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Rocaltrol 10 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: calcitriol systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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: dosage, interactions, side effects

Calcidol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ergocalciferol systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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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

Drisdol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ergocalciferol systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Tums Smoothies 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: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

calcifediol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: calcifediol systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

calcium chloride Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: calcium chloride systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

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

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

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Cal-GLU Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: calcium gluconate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

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.
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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