Calci-Chew Side Effects
Generic Name: calcium carbonate
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of calcium carbonate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Calci-Chew.
For the Consumer
Applies to calcium carbonate: chewable tablets
Other dosage forms:
No COMMON side effects have been reported with calcium carbonate (the active ingredient contained in Calci-Chew) chewable tablets. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking calcium carbonate:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to calcium carbonate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral gum, oral powder, oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalcemia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Loss of appetite, milk-alkali syndrome
Frequency not reported: Alkalosis[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Urinary frequency[Ref]
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, eructation, dyspepsia, gastric pain, abdominal pain/discomfort
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Vomiting[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Renal impairment[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Continuous headache[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, angioedema[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Unusual tiredness or weakness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Asthma[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Muscular weakness[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
2. "Product Information. Calci-Chew (calcium carbonate)." R & D Laboratories Inc, Marina Del Rey, CA.
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
Not all side effects for Calci-Chew may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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