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Calcium lactate Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to calcium lactate: oral tablet

Warning

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 and call your doctor at once if you have:

Common side effects may include:

  • stomach pain, gas; or

  • constipation.

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

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria.[Ref]

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]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have rarely included hypercalciuria and calcium nephrolithiasis.[Ref]

Prolonged administration of calcium salts can result in hypercalciuria and the development of calcium nephrolithiasis in some cases, particularly during coadministration of loop diuretics.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have been reported rarely. They have included nausea and constipation.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Calphosan (calcium lactate)." Glenwood Inc, Tenafly, NJ.

2. Edelson GW, Kleerekoper M "Hypercalcemic crisis." Med Clin North Am 79 (1995): 79-92

3. Fordtran JS "Acid rebound." N Engl J Med 279 (1968): 900-5

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.