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Os-Cal Side Effects

Generic Name: calcium carbonate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug calcium carbonate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Os-Cal.

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 Os-Cal) 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

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalcemia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Loss of appetite, milk-alkali syndrome
Frequency not reported: Alkalosis[Ref]

Genitourinary

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypercalciuria
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Urinary frequency[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

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]

Dermatologic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Pruritus, rash, urticaria[Ref]

Renal

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Renal impairment[Ref]

Nervous system

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Continuous headache[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, angioedema[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Unusual tiredness or weakness[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Asthma[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscular weakness[Ref]

References

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

It is possible that some side effects of Os-Cal may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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