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Calcium Gluconate Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is calcium gluconate ?
- What are the possible side effects of calcium gluconate ?
- What is the most important information I should know about calcium gluconate ?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking calcium gluconate ?
- How should I take calcium gluconate ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking calcium gluconate ?
- What other drugs will affect calcium gluconate ?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking calcium gluconate ?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have:
- a history of kidney stones; or
- a parathyroid gland disorder.
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to take calcium gluconate, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.
Talk to your doctor before taking calcium gluconate if you are pregnant.
Talk to your doctor before taking calcium gluconate if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take calcium gluconate ?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Calcium gluconate works best if you take it with food.
Take calcium gluconate with a full glass of water.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Calcium Gluconate Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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