Lime Acetate review
Lime Acetate, better known as calcium, is a necessary mineral that the body requires to perform numerous basic functions. Some patients take Lime Acetate to build their bone density or maintain bone density, depending on their age, while others take it to control levels of phosphate in the body as a result of kidney failure. Lime Acetate is available in numerous forms and under the brand names, Calphron, PhosLos, and PhosLo Gelcap. Lime Acetate removes excess phosphate by binding to the molecules and rendering them useless.
Patients with high levels of calcium in their blood should not take Lime Acetate. Before starting this supplement, patients should have their calcium levels checked since too much calcium can cause illness. Patients taking digoxin also should not take calcium supplements.
The Food and Drug Administration rated Lime Acetate 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 been determined if Lime Acetate 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 the medication is not doing any harm. Some patients 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 Lime Acetate 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 an overdose.
Too much calcium in the blood can cause an overdose and should be treated like a medical emergency. Side effects of too much calcium in the blood include xerostomia, costiveness, 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 Lime Acetate unless their physician has specifically instructed them to do so.
Allergic reactions to this medication require immediate medical attention and include swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, hives, and difficulty breathing.
Less serious side effects include costiveness, nausea, vomiting, xerostomia, loss of appetite, increased thirst, and significant increase in urination. These side effects should be discussed with your doctor. If they are particularly bothersome, seek immediate medical attention.
Some medications may cause negative interactionswhen taken with Lime Acetate. Patients should not take additional medications without conferring with their doctor first. Medications like demeclocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline can cause severe negative interactions. Some patients will be able to handle a simple dosage adjustment while others will not be able to handle the combination. Consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action for you and your situation.
Lime acetate has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of lime acetate is C4H6CaO4
• Molecular weight is 158.17 g/mol
• 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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