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Tribasic Calcium Phosphate



Tribasic calcium phosphate is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).

How it works

Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Excessive thirst, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Headache, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Weakness, Fatigue, Weight loss


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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)