Calcium Diacetate
Calcium Diacetate

Calcium Diacetate review

Calcium Diacetate, or calcium acetate, is a necessary mineral that the body requires to perform numerous basic functions. Many patients take Calcium Diacetate to help build their bone density or to maintain bone density, depending on their age, while others take it to help control levels of phosphate in the body as a result of kidney failure. Calcium Diacetate can be purchased in numerous forms and under the brand names, Calphron, PhosLos, and PhosLo Gelcap. Calcium Diacetate removes excess phosphate by binding to the molecules and rendering it useless.

Patients with high levels of calcium in the blood should not take Calcium Diacetate. Patients should have their calcium levels checked before starting the supplement, since too much calcium can cause disease. Patients taking prescription digoxin should not take calcium supplements.

The Food and Drug Administration rated Calcium Diacetate and calcium based supplements a pregnancy risk category C. This means it is possible for this medicament to cause harm to an unborn baby. It has not yet been determined if Calcium Diacetate will cause harm to a nursing child. Women who are pregnant, could become pregnant, or are nursing should discuss the risks of taking this supplement and their nutritional needs thoroughly with their doctor.

This medicament should be taken with meals as prescribed. Patients should also have their blood tested regularly to be certain that the medicament is not doing any harm. Some patients will need to keep food diaries to help judge the amount of calcium they are receiving through their diet.

If a dose is missed, it can be taken when it is remembered. Some patients need to take their Calcium Diacetate with food and may prefer to skip the missed dose. If there isn't much time between doses, the missed dose should be skipped and the dosing should resume with the next regular dose. Patients should avoid taking double doses, as this can lead to overdosing.

Too much calcium in the blood can have serious repercussions and an overdose should be treated like a medical emergency. Some side effects of too much calcium in the blood include dry mouth, constipation, confusion, feeling thirsty, a frequent need to urinate, nausea, lack of appetite, fainting, coma, and in some cases, death.

Patients should not take antacids with Calcium Diacetate unless their physician has instructed them to do so.

Allergic reactions to this medicament require immediate medical attention. Allergic reactions include swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, hives, and difficulty breathing.

Less serious side effects include constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, loss of appetite, increased thirst, and significant increase in urination. These side effects should be discussed with your doctor if they are particularly bothersome.

Some medicaments may cause negative interactions with Calcium Diacetate. Patients should never take any additional medicaments without conferring with their doctor first. Medications such as demeclocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline can cause severe interactions. Some patients will be able to handle a simple dose adjustment while others will not be able to tolerate the combination at all. Consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your situation.

Calcium diacetate has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of calcium diacetate

• Molecular formula of calcium diacetate is C4H6CaO4
• Molecular weight is 158.17 g/mol

Generic name: Calcium

Brand name(s): Brown Acetate, Calac, Calcium Diacetate, Electrovite, Gray Acetate, Hyperlyte, Lime Acetate, Lime Pyrolignite, PhosLo, Procalamine, Sorbo-calcian, Sorbo-calcion, Teltozan, Vinegar salts

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