Procalamine review

Procalamine, better known as calcium, is a mineral the body requires to perform numerous basic functions. Some patients take Procalamine to build or maintain their bone density while others take it to control levels of phosphate in the body as a result of kidney failure. Procalamine is available in many forms and under the brand names, Calphron, PhosLos, and PhosLo Gelcap. Procalamine successfully removes excess phosphate by binding to the molecules and rendering them useless.

Patients with high amounts of calcium in their blood should not take Procalamine. Before starting this supplement, have your calcium levels checked since too much calcium can cause illness. Patients taking digoxin should not take calcium supplements.

The Food and Drug Administration categorized Procalamine and calcium based supplements in pregnancy risk category C. This means that it is possible that this medication will cause harm to an unborn baby. It has yet to be determined if Procalamine 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 as well as their nutritional needs with their healthcare professional.

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

In the event a patient misses a dosage, it can be taken when it is remembered. Some patients need to take Procalamine 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 resume with the next regular dosage. Patients need to avoid taking double dosages, as this can lead to an overdosage.

Too much calcium in the blood can cause an overdosage and should be treated as a medical emergency. 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 death.

Patients should not take antacids with Procalamine unless their physician has specifically instructed them to.

Allergic reactions to this medication require immediate medical attention and include skin edema 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 healthcare professional. If they are particularly bothersome, seek immediate medical attention.

Some medications may cause negative interactions when taken with Procalamine. Patients should not take additional medications without conferring with their healthcare professional 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 healthcare professional to determine the best course of action for you and your situation.

Procalamine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of procalamine

• Molecular formula of procalamine 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, Sorbo-calcian, Sorbo-calcion, Teltozan, Vinegar salts

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