Caltrate 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 Caltrate.
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 Caltrate) 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 Caltrate 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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