Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Tums / Rolaids?

calcium carbonate

What is the Trade Name for calcium carbonate?

Tums / Rolaids

What are the Indications of Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment of hypocalcemia, prevention of post menopausal osteoporosis, treatment of hyperkalemia
and hypermagnesaemia, used as antacid

What are the Actions of Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

calcium is essential for nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems, helps maintain cell membranes, aids in
transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contraction, aids in blood formation and coagulation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

mineral and electrolyte replacements/supplements

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antacids

What are the Nursing Considerations of Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may cause cardiac arrest and arrhythmias
  • monitor hemodynamics
  • may causes hypotension, bradycardia, and arrhythmias
  • hypercalcemia can increase risk for digoxin toxicity
  • instruct pt on foods that contain Vitamin D and encourage adequate intake
  • monitor parathyroid hormone

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