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Calcium carbonate

Introduction

Name

  • Calcium carbonate.

Class of drug

  • Antacid.
  • Mineral.

Description

Chemical name

  • Carbonic acid calcium salt (2:1).

Molecular formula

  • CaCO3.

Physical properties

  • Powder/tablets.

Storage requirements

  • In a dry environment.

Uses

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Indications

  • Hyperphosphatemia - especially in chronic renal failure   Kidney: chronic kidney disease  .
  • Calcium supplementation - for animals fed calcium-deficient diets.
  • Antacid.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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