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What is calcium acetate?

What is calcium acetate?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. ...Read more

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What is calcium acetate used for?

What is calcium acetate used for?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. It also binds Fluoride in water, neutralizing it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate pills?

What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate pills?

Depends: The calcium in all calcium pills is the same. Because calcium has a positive electric charge it had to be attached to something with a negative charge such as acetate, carbonate, malate, lactate, and others. ...Read more

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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Better absorption: Calcium is poorly absorbed if there is no acid in the stomach. Because many people, especially those who take acid blockers, have low stomach acid, we recommend that you take calcium with food. For reasons that we do not know, calcium is well absorbed with food even if there is low stomach acid. ...Read more

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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Upset stomach: Side effects of taking calcium treatment include an upset stomach. Therefore, taking calcium acetate with food can help to neutralize this side effect. It is used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. ...Read more

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I don't whether its acne or just pimples. I visited a doctor and he reffered me vitamin E , calcium acetate USP 500mg and radibex.What is the problem?

I don't whether its acne or just pimples. I visited a doctor and he reffered me vitamin E , calcium acetate USP 500mg and radibex.What is the problem?

Acne is the medical : Term for pimple. Follow your dr's advice and check out the link below. Stress, hormones, infection etc can trigger acne. Take care! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/291172-natural-herbs-for-acne/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: PhosLo allergy?

What is the definition or description of: PhosLo allergy?

PhosLo allergy?: PhosLo (Calcium acetate) is used to prevent high blood phosphate levels while on dialysis. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7956/phoslo-oral/details ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

PhosLo: Phoslo is calcium acetate which binds phosphate in the intestinal tract so that it won't be absorbed. Since it is not absorbed, it will have no effect on a developing fetus or a newborn when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

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Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Not advisable: Kre alkalyn and other creatine supplements can impaire kidney function, especially in people who might be susceptible. Having hypoparathyroidism puts you at risk for kidney stones and kre alkalyn can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?

I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?

A couple suggestions: First of all make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, eating high fiber foods and getting regular exercise. It may also help to take your calcium with the largest meal of the day. If those ideas do not help, consider adding psyllium at bedtime. ...Read more

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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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Is cyproterone acetate medication same as having prostatectomy as I m on cyproterone acetate and never ejaculate and orgasm. Are these the right symptoms on this medication? What's the half life of it?

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Is cyproterone acetate medication same as having prostatectomy as I m on cyproterone acetate and never ejaculate and orgasm.  Are these the right symptoms on this medication? What's the half life of it?

Need more info...: The specifics and relevance of points in this Q are not clear enough to deduce a proper answer, like why you used CPA & for how long, etc. Prostatectomy is done for benign obstructive voiding or prostate cancer; these two are done in different ways for different purpose. As a surgery, it affects the local function in voiding and erection as opposed to CPA induces its systemic effects including ... ...Read more

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