What is Titralac
is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is
necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially
bone formation and maintenance. Calcium can also bind to other
minerals (such as phosphate) and aid in their removal from
carbonate is used to prevent and to treat calcium deficiencies.
carbonate may also be used for purposes other than those listed
in this medication guide.
General medical information about Titralac
Do not take Titralac or antacids containing calcium
without first talking to your doctor if you take other medications.
Calcium can decrease the effects of many other medicines
by binding to them or by changing the acidity of the stomach
or the urine.
Take calcium with meals to increase
its absorption by the body, unless otherwise directed by
What you should find out before taking
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if
- have had kidney stones;
- have parathyroid
- take antacids or other calcium supplements;
- take a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline
(Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin),
doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline
(Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin,
You may not be able to take calcium
carbonate, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special
monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions,
or take any of the medications, listed above.
to your doctor before taking Titralac if you are pregnant.
Talk to your doctor before taking Titralac if you
How should take Titralac Take Titralac exactly as directed by your doctor
or follow the directions on the package. If you do not understand
these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor
to explain them to you.
Swallow the calcium carbonate
tablets and capsules with a full glass of water.
Chew the chewable forms of calcium carbonate completely
Use the calcium carbonate powder
as directed. Allow the powder to dissolve completely, then
consume the mixture.
Shake the calcium carbonate
suspension well before measuring a dose. To ensure that
you get the correct dose, use a dose-measuring spoon or
cup, not a regular table spoon to measure the liquid. If
you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist
where you can get one.
Take calcium with meals to
increase its absorption by the body, unless otherwise directed
by your doctor.
Store Titralac at room temperature
away from moisture and heat.
If you miss a dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed
dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do
not take a double dose of this medicine unless your doctor
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is
Symptoms of a calcium overdose include
nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, constipation, confusion,
delirium, stupor, and coma.
Avoid while taking Titralac If you take other medicines, do not take Titralac
without first talking to your doctor.
Possible side effects of calcium carbonate Stop taking calcium carbonate and seek emergency
medical attention if you experience a rare allergic reaction
(difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of
the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to take calcium carbonate and notify your doctor if you
- nausea or vomiting;
- dry mouth or increased
- increased urination.
other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your
doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that
is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect Titralac Before taking Titralac, tell your doctor if you are
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
antacids containing calcium or aluminum;
- calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or vitamin
D supplements; or
- a tetracycline antibiotic such
as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline
(Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and
others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or
oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others).
not be able to take calcium carbonate, or you may require
a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment
if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
other than those listed here may also interact with Titralac.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other
prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins,
minerals, and herbal products.