Cal-Lac Side Effects
Generic name: calcium lactate
Note: This document contains side effect information about calcium lactate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cal-Lac.
For the Consumer
Applies to calcium lactate: oral tablet
Follow all directions on the label and package. Use exactly as directed.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using calcium lactate (the active ingredient contained in Cal-Lac) and call your doctor at once if you have:
high blood calcium--confusion, tiredness, loss of appetite, increased thirst or urination, weight loss.
Common side effects may include:
stomach pain, gas; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to calcium lactate: compounding powder, oral tablet
When calcium is administered for prolonged periods, hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria may result. These conditions are more likely in patients with hypoparathyroidism who are also receiving large amounts of milk. Signs and symptoms of hypercalcemia include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and thirst.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have been reported rarely. They have included nausea and constipation.[Ref]
More about Cal-Lac (calcium lactate)
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Calphosan (calcium lactate)." Glenwood Inc, Tenafly, NJ.
2. Fordtran JS "Acid rebound." N Engl J Med 279 (1968): 900-5
3. Edelson GW, Kleerekoper M "Hypercalcemic crisis." Med Clin North Am 79 (1995): 79-92
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.