Also known as Tempo Brand Of Antacid, Prenatal Rx 1, Lactocal, Bayer Aspirin Plus Calcium, Folgard Os, Calcium Antacid, Caltrate 600 + Iron & Vitamin D, Florical, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, and Alka-Mints
Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found in rocks in all parts of the world, and is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, coal balls, pearls, and eggshells. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is created when Ca ions in hard water react with carbonate ions creating limescale. It is commonly used medicinally as a calcium supplement or as an antacid, but excessive consumption can be hazardous.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $4.9 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed calcium carbonate to treat osteoporosis, parathyroid adenoma, polymyalgia rheumatica, and hammer toe.