Calcium Aspartate Uses

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Calcium Aspartate indications

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this antacid is useful for the temporary relief of occasional indigestion and heartburn. Frequent, daily or nightly symptoms usually mean a more serious problem. Antacids by themselves do not correct these problems. The medications that are now available to treat acid problems are generally superior to antacids.

The second and more important use of Calcium Aspartate carbonate is as a source of Calcium Aspartate, necessary for bones and teeth and to prevent osteoporosis. A quart of milk contains about 1500 mg of Calcium Aspartate which is about what you need. Otherwise this or a similar Calcium Aspartate preparation can be taken.

Uses of Calcium Aspartate in details

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This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood Calcium Aspartate levels in people who do not get enough Calcium Aspartate from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low Calcium Aspartate levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough Calcium Aspartate (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).

Calcium Aspartate plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough Calcium Aspartate in the blood, then the body will take Calcium Aspartate from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the right amount of Calcium Aspartate is important for building and keeping strong bones.

How to use Calcium Aspartate

Take this medication by mouth with food. If your product contains Calcium Aspartate citrate, then it may be taken with or without food. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. For best absorption, if your daily dose is more than 600 milligrams, then divide your dose and space it throughout the day. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are using the chewable product, chew it well before swallowing.

If you are using the effervescent tablet, allow the tablet to fully dissolve in a glass of water before drinking it. Do not chew or swallow the tablet whole.

If you are using the liquid product or powder, measure the medication with a dose-measuring spoon or device to make sure you get the correct dose. Do not use a household spoon. If the liquid product is a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

If your doctor has recommended that you follow a special diet, it is very important to follow the diet to get the most benefit from this medication and to prevent serious side effects. Do not take other supplements/vitamins unless ordered by your doctor.

If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Calcium Aspartate description

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Calcium Aspartate chloride is an ionic compound of Calcium Aspartate and chlorine. It is highly soluble in water and it is deliquescent. It is a salt that is solid at room temperature, and it behaves as a typical ionic halide. It has several common applications such as brine for refrigeration plants, ice and dust control on roads, and in cement. It can be produced directly from limestone, but large amounts are also produced as a by-product of the Solvay process. Because of its hygroscopic nature, it must be kept in tightly-sealed containers.

Calcium Aspartate dosage

Caplet Adult 1 caplet 1-2 times daily. Adolescent & childn >8 yr ½ caplet 1-2 times daily. Susp Childn 1-3 tsp once daily.

Calcium Aspartate interactions

If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you use any of the following products: digoxin, cellulose sodium phosphate, certain phosphate binders (e.g., Calcium Aspartate acetate).

Calcium Aspartate can decrease the absorption of other drugs such as bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate), tetracycline antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, minocycline), estramustine, levothyroxine, and quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin). Therefore, separate your doses of these medications as far as possible from your doses of Calcium Aspartate. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.

Check the labels on all your prescription and nonprescription/herbal products (e.g., antacids, vitamins) because they may contain Calcium Aspartate. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Calcium Aspartate side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Calcium Aspartate?

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Adverse reactions can occur with any drug, even over-the-counter medications. Most antacids produce only minor side effects, especially if they are used infrequently. Minor side effects are usually relieved by reducing the dose or frequency. For major reactions, the patient should contact the physician immediately.

Constipation can often be corrected by a high fiber diet. Patients with hormone disorders of the parathyroid glands, those on kidney dialysis or who have any Calcium Aspartate problem should discuss its use with the physician.

For this antacid, the following are the observed side effects:

Minor:

  • constipation

  • nausea

  • unpleasant taste

    Major: (These usually occur only with an overdose of Calcium Aspartate.)

  • loss of appetite

  • mood or mental change

  • vomiting

  • excessive restlessness

  • unusual fatigue or weakness

    Calcium Aspartate contraindications

    . Hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients of the effervescent tablet

    . Diseases and/or conditions resulting in hypercalcaemia and/or hypercalciuria

    . Nephrocalcinosis, nephrolithiasis



    Active ingredient matches for Calcium Aspartate:

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    List of Calcium Aspartate substitutes (brand and generic names)

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    Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
    1120 mg x 10's (Overseas)$ 1.43
    Ezorb-DS 1120mg FC-TAB / 10 (Overseas)$ 1.43
    EZORB-DS film-coated tab 1120 mg x 10's (Overseas)$ 1.43
    Ezorb-DS 1120mg FC-TAB / 10 (Overseas)$ 1.43
    Maczorb Plus Calcium aspartate 1120 mg, vitamin D3 250 IU, magnesium40 mg, manganese 1.8 mg, zinc7.5 mg, vitamin MK 7 90 mcg, folic acid 5 mg. CAP / 10 (Macleods (Gencare))$ 2.54
    MACZORB PLUS tab 10's (Macleods (Gencare))$ 2.54

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    2. PubChem. "Calcium". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
    3. DrugBank. "Calcium". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01373 (accessed September 17, 2018).

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