Alcalak

Name: Alcalak

What other drugs can affect Alcalak (calcium carbonate)?

Other drugs may interact with calcium carbonate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Chewable tablets: Patients should thoroughly chew or suck on the tablet before swallowing.
-Effervescent tablets: Patients should completely dissolve the tablet in water before drinking the solution.
-Granule packets: Once the correct dose is determined, the powder should be poured into a cup with 0.51 oz (approximately 15 mL) of water, stirred, and consumed.
-Liquid formulations: Shake well before use.
-Powder packets: Once the packet is opened, the powder should be placed on the tongue and swallowed, with or without water.

Storage requirements:
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

General:
-Effervescent tablets contain insoluble calcium carbonate; when the tablet is added to water, it is converted into absorbable calcium carbonate.

Monitoring:
-Periodic plasma calcium levels and urine calcium excretion tests, especially in patients with mild to moderate renal dysfunction, on prolonged treatment, or those with mild hypercalciuria and/or with a history of kidney stones
-Serum creatinine and other renal function tests, especially with long-term treatment and/or those on treatment with cardiac glycosides or diuretics

Patient advice:
-Patients should be advised to report any signs/symptoms of milk-alkali syndrome (e.g., frequent urination, continuous headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness/weakness, hypercalcemia, alkalosis, renal impairment).

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