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Marblen Side Effects

Generic Name: calcium carbonate / magnesium carbonate

Note: This document contains side effect information about calcium carbonate / magnesium carbonate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Marblen.

Applies to calcium carbonate/magnesium carbonate: oral suspension, oral tablet

Renal

The renal failure that accompanies hypercalcemia and alkalosis in the milk alkali syndrome is usually transient.[Ref]

Renal side effects have included renal failure, formation of renal calcium, and a single case report of a calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate-filled renal cyst.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included rebound hyperacidity, constipation (6% to 37%) and gallstones (rarely) with chronic use of calcium carbonate.

Gastrointestinal side effects have included flatulence and diarrhea with frequent use of magnesium salts. Magnesium (Mg) toxicity has been associated with nausea (Mg levels of 4 to 5 mEq/L) and rare cases of paralytic ileus (Mg levels greater than 5 mEq/L).[Ref]

Rebound hyperacidity has been associated with calcium salt antacids. This side effect does not appear to be due to the acid buffering capacity of calcium carbonate, but is a consequence of a specific action of calcium on the parietal cell.

Rare cases of calcium carbonate gallstones have been reported in the pediatric literature.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. MagneBind 300 (calcium carbonate-magnesium carbonate)." Nephro-Tech Inc, Shawnee, KS.

Further information

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

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