Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
You should not use other calcium supplements or eat foods that have large amounts of calcium (such as milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs meats, and some kinds of cereals) while you are using this medicine. Eating or taking too much calcium while you are using this medicine can cause a harmful problem called hypercalcemia (too much calcium in your blood).
You should not use antacids unless you have talked with your doctor.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using tetracycline or digitalis (a type of heart medicine).
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
You may be on a special diet that is low in foods that have phosphorus, such as milk, cheese, nuts, beans, peas, chocolate, green leafy vegetables, and some soft drinks. Follow the diet that your doctor gave you.
If you have mild hypercalcemia, you may lose your appetite and have nausea, vomiting, or constipation. If the problem is severe, you may feel confused or extremely excited. Call your doctor right away if you think you might have severe hypercalcemia.
Sometimes, you might have too much calcium in your blood and not have any warning signs. You may need to have blood tests on a regular schedule while you are being treated with this medicine to check the amount of calcium and phosphorus in your blood. Keep all appointments your doctor makes for you.