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Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Calcium carbonate  (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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

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Date Published - Sep 25, 2017
Date Modified - Aug 6, 2017

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