Calcium Carbonate Pharmacology Podcast

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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Cimetidine Pharmacology

Cimetidine blocks histamine 2 receptors which can suppress acid production and reduce symptoms of heartburn.

One of the major downsides to cimetidine is that it has a ton of drug interactions. I discuss many of the common ones in this episode.

Cimetidine is one of a few drugs that has the potential to cause gynecomastia. I discuss the mechanism of this adverse effect in this episode.

Phenytoin concentrations can rise due to the use of cimetidine. I discuss this in the drug interactions section of this episode.

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