Calcium Citrate 100 Count 00 Capsules
Common Names: Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Citrate
Scientific Name: Ca, Ca++
Common Uses: This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium 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 (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).
*Warnings: Constipation and upset stomach may occur. If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: kidney disease, kidney stones, little or no stomach acid (achlorhydria), heart disease, disease of the pancreas, a certain lung disease (sarcoidosis), difficulty absorbing nutrition from food (malabsorption syndrome).
Origin: Calcium citrate is one form of calcium salt that's commonly used as a dietary supplement of calcium. Citrate is a negatively charged particle consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.