Typical usage: :Flatulence, Heart burn, Hypocalcaemia, Peptic ulcer, Upset stomach, and can also be given in adjunctive therapy as an alternative drug of choice in Hyperphosphataemia, Renal failure.
Probable Side Effects: :Constipation, flatulence; hypercalcaemia; metabolic alkalosis.
Drug Interaction: Co-administration with thiazide diuretics or vit D may lead to milk-alkali syndrome and hypercalcaemia.
Mechanism of Action: Calcium carbonate can neutralise gastric acid rapidly and effectively. However, it may adversely activate Ca dependent processes, leading to secretion of gastric and hydrochloric acid. It can induce rebound acid secretion and, prolonged high doses may cause hypercalcemia, alkalosis and milk-alkali syndrome.
Pregnancy Impact: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Impact During Lactation: There are no controlled studies in breastfeeding women, however the risk of untoward effects to a breastfed infant is possible; or, controlled studies show only minimal non-threatening adverse effects. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant.
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