CALCIUM CARBONATE ANTACID-SUSPENSION, Children's Mylanta (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this, tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease, any allergies. Avoid taking more doses than recommended. This medication is considered safe for use during pregnancy or breast-feeding when used as directed.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any nonprescription or prescription medication you use, including: certain antibiotics (e.g., tetracyclines, quinolones), demeclocycline, methacycline, verapamil (a calcium channel blocker), quinidine, sodium polystyrene sulfonate (kayexalate), iron-containing products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, and weakness.
NOTES: There are various forms of this medication available. The chewable tablets offer convenience but the liquid form is faster acting. Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist about the best product for you. If your condition does not improve or worsens, contact your doctor or pharmacist. If your stools become dark in color or you vomit what looks like coffee grounds, contact your doctor as these may be signs of stomach bleeding
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Refrigeration may help improve the taste. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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