calcium carbonate

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Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).
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Can you overdose on Calcium carbonate?

Yes

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Why is calcium carbonate given to patients with AGN?

AGN

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calcium & phosphorus R important for healthy bones, muscles, and nerves; however, in renal disease phosphorus may accumulate leading to unwanted consequences (including lowered calcium); thus calcium supplements (citrate/ carbonate/et al) R given to bind excess phosphate for excretion
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What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

Discontinue it.

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Any side effect of excess calcium carbonate should be gone in several days after stopping use.
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Calcium carbonate overdose does what to your stomach?

Constipation.

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Calcium carbonate may causes constipation. It was a common treatment of excess acidity in the past,
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What is better for bones? Calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either ok

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Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than others. Calcium citrate may be somewhat better absorbed as calcium is best absorbed with some acid. In general, what is more important is to space out your calcium consumption throughout the day as possible since if you take all your calcium at one time it is not well absorbed.
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Can calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide really bleach the skin?

No

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Please explain why does calcium carbonate(tums) cause constipation?

Antacids that

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contain Aluminum or Calcium may have constipation as a side effect.
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What's the difference between calcium citrate and calcium carbonate?

Absorption

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Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not well absorbed in people who have low amounts of acid in the stomach. Calcium citrate is well absorbed in the absence of acid.
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Is calcium carbonate a better calcium supplement than calcium citrate?

No

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No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach
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What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either

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Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, Citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill.
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