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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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Is there calcium channel blockers in the medication benicar (olmesartan) thanks?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar is (olmesartan) which is not a calcium channel blocker. it is in a class called ARBs. Which stands for angiotensin receptor blockers. ...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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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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Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Osteopenia: Calcium is commonly not an issue as dietary calcium is often sufficient with most people's daily dietary intake. More commonly, osteopenia/osteoporosis is correlated with vitamin d deficiency. I'd have your calcium and vitamin d levels checked. Resistance exercises also help build stronger bones. There are side-effects to bisphosphonate therapy, but believed that their benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Can someone take erectile dysfunction medication if he takes 100 mg twice a day of flecainide acetate?

Can someone take erectile dysfunction medication if he takes 100 mg twice a day of flecainide acetate?

Yes: There is no adverse reaction between Flecainide and drugs for ed. The major adverse drug reaction is with Nitroglycerin drugs which can interact with ED drugs and cause a severe drop in blood pressure. Other drugs like Alpha blockers can cause a drop in blood pressure too. You should always always ask your doctor questions about drug interactions. You should make a list of all the drugs you take. ...Read more

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I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?

Not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems...And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more

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What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?

Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?

Complicated: In reference to vitamins: a generic over the counter multivitamin (store brand is fine) will supply all the daily requirements. For advice regarding vitamin D and calcium, more information is necessary including renal function, bone density, fracture history, family history, liver function and co-morbid conditions - this is best determined by your mother's family doctor. ...Read more

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Calcium Acetate (Definition)

Calcium acetate is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more