Ridactate Side Effects
Generic Name: calcium lactate
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug calcium lactate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ridactate.
For the Consumer
Applies to calcium lactate: oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking calcium lactate (the active ingredient contained in Ridactate) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects of calcium lactate may include:
nausea or vomiting;
dry mouth or increased thirst; or
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 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 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 side effects have been reported rarely. They have included nausea and constipation.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Calphosan (calcium lactate)." Glenwood Inc, Tenafly, NJ.
2. Fordtran JS "Acid rebound." N Engl J Med 279 (1968): 900-5
3. Edelson GW, Kleerekoper M "Hypercalcemic crisis." Med Clin North Am 79 (1995): 79-92
It is possible that some side effects of Ridactate 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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