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Calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums Extra, Tums Chewy Delight, and Many Other Brands and Generics) is a prescription drug used as part of a regimen to prevent and treat osteoporosis in individuals with low levels of calcium in their diets and as an antacid for minor upset stomachs. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, storage, and patient safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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Terms related to calcium carbonate:

  • Caltrate 600
  • Caltrate 600 Plus
  • Caltrate 600 Plus D
  • Os-Cal 500
  • Tums Chewy Delight
  • Tums Extra