I discuss calcium carbonate pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and more in this podcast episode.
Calcium tends to have a constipating effect and the higher the dose, the more likely patients are to experience this adverse effect.
Binding interactions are a major problem with oral calcium carbonate. I lay out numerous examples of this on the podcast.
There are a few medications that can increase calcium levels in the blood. Thiazide diuretics are a commonly used antihypertensive that may contribute to hypercalcemia.
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