Electrovite review

Electrovite, or calcium, is a necessary mineral that the body requires to perform numerous basic functions. Some patients take Electrovite 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. Electrovite can be purchased in numerous forms and is available under the brand names, Calphron, PhosLos, and PhosLo Gelcap. Electrovite helps to remove excess phosphate by binding to the molecules and rendering them useless.

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

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

This medication should be taken with meals as prescribed. Patients should also have their blood tested regularly to be certain that the medication 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 dosage is missed, it can be taken when it is remembered. Some patients need to take Electrovite with food and may prefer to skip the missed dosage. If there isn't much time between dosages, the missed dosage should be skipped and the dosing should resume with the next regular dosage. Patients should avoid taking double dosages, as this can lead to overdosing.

Too much calcium in the blood can have serious repercussions and an overdosage 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 Electrovite unless their physician has instructed them to do so.

Allergic reactions to this medication 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 unless they are particularly bothersome.

Some medicaments may cause negative interactions with Electrovite. 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 dosage 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.

Electrovite has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of electrovite

• Molecular formula of electrovite is C4H6CaO4
• Molecular weight is 158.17 g/mol

Generic name: Calcium

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

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