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Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) Disease Interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate):

Major

Calcium Salts (Includes Tums Regular Strength) ↔ Calcium- Phosphate Calcifications

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Phosphate Imbalance

Elevated serum concentrations of calcium and phosphate can exceed the solubility level and result in calcium- phosphate precipitates that deposit in vascular and renal systems as well as other soft tissues of the body. Therapy with calcium should be administered with extreme caution in patients with hyperphosphatemia (hypoparathyroidism or severe renal impairment). Administration of oral calcium acetate or calcium carbonate, in addition to providing calcium, complexes phosphates within the GI tract. These complexes are eliminated in the feces. Clinical monitoring of serum calcium and phosphate concentrations is necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. Posture (calcium phosphate, triphasic)." Whitehall-Robbins, Madison, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Neo-Calglucon (calcium glubionate)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
Major

Calcium Salts (Includes Tums Regular Strength) ↔ Cardiac Contraction/Conduction

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Arrhythmias

Calcium is involved in cardiac muscle contraction and electrical impulse conduction. Therapy with calcium salt formulations (particularly IV) should be administered cautiously to patients with cardiac disease. Patients receiving cardiac glycosides and concomitant IV calcium may experience arrhythmias. Therapy with IV calcium should be administered slowly and at reduced dosages in patients with cardiac disease.

References

  1. "Product Information. Neo-Calglucon (calcium glubionate)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Posture (calcium phosphate, triphasic)." Whitehall-Robbins, Madison, NJ.
Major

Calcium Salts (Includes Tums Regular Strength) ↔ Malabsorption

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Achlorhydria, Malabsorption Syndrome

Calcium is absorbed from the intestinal tract by active transport and passive diffusion. Malabsorption syndromes (celiac disease, GI resection), deficiency of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, or calcitonin, or an alkaline gastric pH (achlorhydria, carbonate or phosphate salts) can decrease the absorption of oral formulations of calcium. Calcium is available in oral and parenteral formulations.

References

  1. "Product Information. Neo-Calglucon (calcium glubionate)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Posture (calcium phosphate, triphasic)." Whitehall-Robbins, Madison, NJ.
Major

Calcium Salts (Includes Tums Regular Strength) ↔ Renal Dysfunction

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Renal Dysfunction

Absorption of oral calcium formulations may be altered and elimination of calcium by the kidney decreased with renal impairment. Hyperphosphatemia occurs during renal failure. Calcium acetate or calcium carbonate, in addition to providing calcium, complexes phosphates within the GI tract. Calcium carbonate can partially correct metabolic acidosis associated with chronic renal failure. Clinical monitoring of renal function and serum calcium and phosphate concentrations is necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. Neo-Calglucon (calcium glubionate)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Posture (calcium phosphate, triphasic)." Whitehall-Robbins, Madison, NJ.
Major

Calcium Salts (Includes Tums Regular Strength) ↔ Sarcoidosis

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Sarcoidosis

Hypercalciuria, with or without hypercalcemia, may occasionally occur in patients with sarcoidosis. Elevated calcium levels may result from increased intestinal absorption of calcium, which is related to the extrarenal production of vitamin D by mononuclear phagocytes present within the sarcoid granuloma. Therapy with calcium salts should be administered cautiously and only if necessary in patients with sarcoidosis.

References

  1. "Product Information. Neo-Calglucon (calcium glubionate)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Posture (calcium phosphate, triphasic)." Whitehall-Robbins, Madison, NJ.
  3. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, eds. "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed." New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Health Professionals Division (1998):

Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate) drug Interactions

There are 367 drug interactions with Tums Regular Strength (calcium carbonate)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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